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Visit Colchester - Official Colchester Tourist Information Site

Visit Colchester

Colchester in Essex is Britain's oldest recorded town, with a rich history dating back over 2000 years.

But it's not just history. Colchester today is a thriving, modern town with great visitor attractions, including the family favourites Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle, as well as fantastic places to eat, drink and shop.

Poised at the gateway to East Anglia with picturesque villages and only minutes away from the coast, the Colchester area is the perfect destination for a well-deserved short break, day trip or family holiday.


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Big Events this Summer

Beer Festival

Colchester Summer Beer & Cider Festival

Thu 27 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

Beer Festival at Colchester Cricket Club

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Fri 28 Jul - Sat 26 Aug 2017

When Peter Pan returns to the Darling’s home to retrieve his shadow, he’s not expecting to meet Wendy, or that she’ll join him for the adventure of a lifetime.

Colchester Zoo

Summer Holidays at Colchester Zoo

Sat 22 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017

Summer Fun at Colchester Zoo.

5 Parishes Show

5 Parishes Show

Sun 6 Aug 2017

Country Show on Fingringhoe Ranges.

Round The Island Race

Round The Island Race

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Unique competitive sailing race around Mersea Island

Clacton Airshow

Clacton Airshow

Thu 24 - Fri 25 Aug 2017

Clacton-on-Sea's spectacular airshow continues into it's 26th year.

Mersea Regatta

West Mersea Town Regatta

Sat 26 Aug 2017

Sailing Festival on Mersea Island

More events around town

 July 2017>

Plan your stay

Wakes Hall Lodges

AA 5 Star Self-catering £708-£1196 pupw sleeps 2-5, 01206 563222

The Courtyard Rooms

£49-£79 prpnb, 01206 30 66 11


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