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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Events Coming up...



Sat 22 Apr - Sun 14 May 2017

The funfair comes to town! Find it in Cymbeline Meadows.



Fri 21 Apr - Sat 13 May 2017

The riotous Monty Python Musical, on stage at the Mercury Theatre

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Mon 1 May 2017

Guided Tour through the Town Centre. Meet at the Visitor Information Centre

Colchester United Crest

Colchester United v Yeovil

Sat 6 May 2017

League 2 clash at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Music In The Park

Bandstand Concert - The Daisy Bowlers

Sun 7 May 2017

Live Music on the bandstand in Castle Park

Jon Boden

Jon Boden

Mon 8 May 2017

Former Bellowhead frontman and folk hero Jon Boden plays at Colchester Arts Centre

The Sound of  Colchester

The Sound of Colchester Festival

Sun 28 May 2017

Festival celebrating local music, in Castle Park.

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Plan your stay

The Victory at Mersea

VisitEngland 4 Star Inn £45-£120 prpnb, 01206 382907

Stoke by Nayland Country Lodges

£645-£2220 pupw sleeps 2-4, 01206 265835


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