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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 travelfind the perfect place to stay, and find out what's on when you're here.

Parking in Colchester

What's On

Events in Colchester

Search for what's on and when in and around Colchester; updated daily with the latest events.


Sponsor: Charter Hall

Culture & Heritage

Culture and Heritage

Discover over 2000 years of history and the best of contemporary culture in Colchester and the surrounding area.


Sponsor: firstsite

Places to Stay

Places to Stay

Choose from a wide range of accommodation across the Colchester area, check availability and book online. 




Eat, Drink & Shop

Eating, Drinking, Shopping

Whatever your budget, taste or the occasion, plan your day in the Colchester area here.



Great for Kids

Great for Kids

Find family friendly events, activities and attractions in and around Colchester. 



Sponsor: Leisure World

Evening Vibe

Evening Vibe

Colchester - comedy, theatre, clubbing, gigs, film, concerts & more...





Breath of Fresh Air

Breath of Fresh Air

Make the most of the great outdoors; walking, cycling, wildlife and sporting events, it's all here in the Colchester area...

Sponsor: Colchester's Parks

Mind, Body & Soul

Mind, Body, Soul

Chill out, be pampered, relax in Colchester. Go on treat yourself; you know you're worth it...



Sponsor: Aqua Springs


Visit Surrounding Area

Visit Surrounding Area

Discover picturesque villages, countryside and coast all on Colchester's doorstep....



Sponsor: Milsom Hotels


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