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Abberton Reservoir

Church Road, Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU, Tel: 01206 738172, Email, www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/abberton-reservoir

Centre run by the Essex Wildlife Trust in partnership with Essex & Suffolk Water, at a sight of international importance for winter wildfowl. Nature trails, bird hides, events & shop selling refreshments, gifts, optics & books.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (5 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Great Wigborough, Essex, CO5 7RZ, Tel: 01621 862960, Email

 
 
Adizone
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Monckwick Open Space, School Road, Berechurch, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8NN, Tel: 01206 282332

 
 
 
Aqua Springs

Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1YH, Tel: 01206 282010, Email, www.aqua-springs.co.uk

The ultimate health spa experience. Providing you with a complete environment of rest and relaxation, to soothe, revitalise and transform. Try the range of beauty & relaxation treatments.

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  • Rail station: Colchester (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Art Exchange

University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, Tel: 01206 873184, Email, www.artexchange.org.uk

 
 
 
Beth Chatto Gardens
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB, Tel: 01206 822007, Email, www.bethchatto.co.uk

2.5 hectares (6 acres) of gravel, water and woodland gardens, a large modern tea room and plant nursery.

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  • Rail station: Colchester (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Birch Gallery

Birch Gallery Tearoom, Fujita, 2 Birch Street, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0NF, Tel: 01206 331363, Email, www.birchgallery.co.uk

Art gallery displaying fine detail watercolours by John Harrison, Originals high quailty prints and greeting cards for sale. Tea room providing teas speciality, coffees, lunches, snacks and cream teas. Closed on Mon & Tues.

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  • Rail station: Marks Tey (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Birch Grove Golf Club

Layer Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0HS, Tel: 01206 734276, Email

A pretty nine hole golf course. Quite short but challenging. Visitors will receive a friendly welcome at the clubhouse.

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  • Rail station: Colchester North (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Bourne Mill
National Trust

Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RT, Tel: 01206 549799, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bourne-mill

National Trust property, the mill was originally built as a fishing lodge in 1591 and features stepped "Dutch" gables. There is a millpond and some of the machinery, including the waterwheel which is still intact and working.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (2 miles)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Boxted Airfield Museum

Langham Lane, Langham, Nr Colchester, Essex, CO4 5NW, Tel: 01206 865275, Email, www.boxted-airfield.com

Boxted Airfield Museum station 150. The most important US fighter base in the UK in WW2.

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  • Rail station: North Station (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Castle Park and Gardens
VistEngland VAQASGreen Flag Award

High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ, Tel: 01206 282962, Email, www.colchester.gov.uk/castlepark

Colchester's Castle Park provides a perfect setting for a huge range of events including shows, festivals and concerts.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (0.5 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Childsplay Adventureland

Clarendon Way, North Station, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1XF, Tel: 01206 366566, www.childsplayadventureland.com

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  • Rail station: Colchester North (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Church of St Leonard's

Hythe Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2PN, Tel: 01732 843858, Email, www.visitchurches.org.uk

Traces of the English Civil War

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  • Rail station: Hythe (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
St Martin's Church

West Stockwell Street, Colchester, CO1 1HN, Tel: 01223 324 442, Email, www.visitchurches.org.uk

Built from recycled Roman brick

 
 
 
Coggeshall Grange Barn
National Trust

The National Trust, Grange Hill, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1RE, Tel: 01376 562226, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coggeshall-grange-barn

Grange Barn stands as a reminder of the once powerful Coggeshall Abbey; with ancient pillars soaring to a cathedral like roof.

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  • Rail station: Kelvedon (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Colchester Arts Centre

Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF, Tel: 01206 500900, Email, www.colchesterartscentre.com

The home of live music, comedy, theatre, poetry, dance, children's shows, clubs, farmer's markets, gigs and more.

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  • Rail station: Colchester (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Colchester Castle Museum
VistEngland VAQAS

Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ, Tel: 01206 282939, Email, www.cimuseums.org.uk

Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe. Constructed on the foundations of the Temple of Claudius. The Castle Museum today reveals many fascinating layers of history to visitors.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Colchester Golf Range

Old Ipswich Rd, Ardleigh, CO7 7QR, Tel: 01206 230974