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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.

 

Discover Colchester

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Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington

Sat 26 Nov 2016 - Sun 8 Jan 2017

A MAGICAL PANTO ADVENTURE! Panto legends Dale Superville (Aunt Sponge, James and the Giant Peach, Wishee Washee, Aladdin) and Antony Stuart-Hicks (Widow Twanky, Aladdin) are back to tell the story of Dick Whittington.

Oh America

Gee Vaucher - An Introspective

Sat 12 Nov 2016 - Sun 19 Feb 2017

Firstsite will be home to the first ever full Gee Vaucher exhibition.

Christmas at Colchester Zoo

Magic of Christmas

Sat 3 - Sun 4 Dec 2016

Add a magical sparkle to your festivities this Christmas at Colchester Zoo!

Castle Christmas Fair

Christmas Market

Fri 9 - Sun 11 Dec 2016

The Market will be open on the grounds immediately surrounding the historic castle and will see independent traders bringing a host of delicious treats from around the world and unique gifts for family and friends.

Visit Santa!

Meet Santa at his Colchester Castle Grotto!

Fri 9 - Sun 11 Dec 2016

Colchester Museums are offering a unique opportunity this festive season. Families will be able to meet Santa, in the historic setting of Colchester Castle.

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Wakes Hall Lodges

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

 
 
The Nook

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £320-£400 pupw sleeps 2, 01206 503677

 

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