Colchester's mix of contemporary and historical culture and heritage of national importance makes it a great place to visit in the East of England.
Find the best way to spend your day or a few days in and around Colchester with our suggested itineraries.
If you would like help with planning your own itinerary, or have suggestions for new ones, please contact the Colchester Visitor Information Centre.
Guided tour of Colchester
Be led around the town’s most important historic sites and hear qualified guides’ accounts of the fascinating facts of Colchester’s history on a guided walking tour of Colchester.
Tours can be booked privately via the Visitor Information Centre, or you can join a scheduled tour.
Making your own Itinerary
Find the places you want to visit, where you want to stay and what events you want to go to, and bind all the information together with proper travel information and other useful details.
Download a map of Colchester town centre, and see a map of attractions in and around Colchester to help plan your trip.
The Colchester Visitor Information Centre will be happy to help you with planning your trip to Colchester.
Enjoy a cultural day out in Colchester, taking in the Arts scene, exploring the historic sites and enjoying an evening at the theatre.
Discover Colchester Town Centre's unmissable attractions, then head out to the beautiful Beth Chatto Gardens for a calm afternoon in the green.
A two day itinerary exploring the area that inspired painters such as John Constable, Sir Alfred Munnings, and Thomas Gainsborough.