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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

Firstsite

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.

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.

Colchester Food and Drink Festival

Colchester Food and Drink Festival and Rose Show

Lower Castle Park

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Jun 2016

Over 100 different stalls with local and international food and drink in Colchester’s beautiful Castle Park.

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!

Party in the Park

Party in the Park

Castle Park

Fri 29 - Sat 30 Jul 2016

A two-day music and fun party for everyone in our beautiful Castle Park.

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days

Colchester Town Centre

Thu 8 - Sun 11 Sep 2016

Join us to experience local history, architecture and culture in Colchester.

Roman River Festival

Roman River Festival

Colchester Town Centre

Fri 16 Sep - Sun 2 Oct 2016

Three weekends packed with energising folk-inspired music and drama.

Colchester Comedy Festival

Colchester Comedy Festival

Colchester Town Centre

Sat 1 - Sun 16 Oct 2016

It’s official… Colchester Comedy Festival will be back for 16 glorious days of laughter in October.

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North Hill Hotel

AA 3 Star Hotel £65-£120 prpnb, 01206 574001

 
 
Rye Farm

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £300-£550 pupw sleeps 2-4, 01206 734350

 

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