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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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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol


Sat 19 Mar - Sun 12 Jun 2016

This exhibition brings together some of the artist’s most notable drawings, silkscreen paintings, photographs, films, posters, prints and installations.

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Walking Tour

Visit Colchester Information Centre

Sat 7 May 2016

One of the best ways to find out more about the dramatic events that have taken place in Colchester is to take a guided walking tour.

King John Returns!

King John Returns!

Colchester Castle Museum

Mon 30 May 2016

A day of Medieval activities to mark 800 years ago King John laid siege to Colchester Castle after he turned his back on the Magna Carta.

Medieval Oyster Festival

Colchester Medieval Festival & Oyster Fayre

Lower Castle Park

Sat 4 - Sun 5 Jun 2016

An Authentic Medieval Fayre & Market with period entertainment including falconry, armed combat, archery, puppetry, music & dance.

Summer Screen

Summer Screen

Castle Park

Mon 27 Jun - Sun 10 Jul 2016

Summer Screen is back for 2016! Bring along a picnic & relax in front of the big screen!

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