Visit Colchester for Great Days Out
Colchester is Britain's oldest recorded town, with a colourful history dating back over two thousand years. It's a history you can share by visiting the town's award-winning museums where you can see collections of international importance, or through discovering its rich and vibrant Arts Scene.
From a Roman Temple to cutting edge 21st century design, via Victorian splendour and medieval timber frames, panoramas of beautiful buildings reflect the town's history and contemporary appeal.
Colchester today is a thriving, modern town with many great visitor attractions, including the family favourites Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle, as well as fantastic places to eat or shop in the heart of the town.
The Colchester area is just the place for a day trip, short-break or family holiday. We have all the information you need to plan your travel, find the perfect place to stay, and find out what's on when you're here.