Itinerary Ideas in Colchester

Itinerary Ideas for Groups Visiting Colchester

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.

Find out more about Guided Tours.

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.

Planning your trip

Colchester Visitor Information Centre
Hollytrees Museum
Castle Park
CO1 1UG Colchester

Email: vic@colchester.gov.uk   Tel: 01206 282920

Itineraries

firstsite, Visual Arts Facility

Enjoy a cultural day out in Colchester, taking in the Arts scene, exploring the historic sites and enjoying an evening at the theatre.

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Roman Colchester depiction by Peter Froste

Discover Camulodonum - Britain's Oldest Recorded Town, on this one day suggested itinerary exploring Colchester's Roman sites.

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Beth Chatto Gardens

Discover Colchester Town Centre's unmissable attractions, then head out to the beautiful Beth Chatto Gardens for a calm afternoon in the green.

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Chappel Viaduct

Explore the Colne Valley with its Victorian Viaduct and steam railway heritage sites, then onto the market town of Halstead.

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Dedham Village Sign, Constable Country

A two day itinerary exploring the area that inspired painters such as John Constable, Sir Alfred Munnings, and Thomas Gainsborough.

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Explore the riverside towns of Manningtree and Mistley, and uncover tales of Matthew Hopkins, the Witchfinder General.

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