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Discover Colchester and our Beautiful Borough

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Highlights

Hollytrees House framed by Wisteria

The jewel in Colchester’s crown - an award-winning oasis of horticultural splendour boasting a…

Where's Wally? Spooky Museum Search!

Join the search for Wally with your family at Colchester Castle this half term.

Popcorn Movies. 29th - 31st October. Nightmare on Popcorn Street Halloween Drive-In. Food & Drink Available / Socila Distancing / Toilets

A new drive-in cinema experience set in an idyllic countryside location just off the A12 at…

Walton Bridges by JMW Turner

Walton Bridges, painted by J.M.W. Turner goes on display in Colchester Castle.

Silhouette of a family watching a sealion

Colchester Zoo is home to 240 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes! Listed as the 11th…

Beth Chatto Gardens

World renowned gardens planted by the late Beth Chatto to the mantra of 'right plant in the right…

Skyrocket Drive-In Fireworks Logo

Drive-in Fireworks at the Ardleigh Showground

Colchester Castle

*BACK OPEN FROM 23rd JULY* Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe and houses the…

Colchester Orbital

The Colchester Orbital  is a 15 mile picturesque walk and cycle route, which follows existing…

Firstsite Contemporary Art Gallery

Firstsite is Colchester's contemporary visual arts organisation.

Olly Murs Summer Tour 2021
29 August 2021 - Colchester Castle Park
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Tickets on Sale - 9am Friday 09 October

Local lad Olly Murs rounds off his 25 date UK tour with the final show in Colchester's Castle Park…

A tortoise and a pumpkin

Join in with fang-tastic themed displays and activities taking place between the 24th October – 1st…

Screenshot of St Botolph's Priory from teh Ancient Colchester App

The Ancient Colchester App developed by Colchester & Ipswich Museums allows you to wander around…

"Pick your own pumpkins - pre booked tickets only" - an image of the pumpkin patch

Pick your own pumpkins, just in time for Halloween.

Wivenhoe Quayside

Wivenhoe Quayside

Enjoy a drink by the river

Jumbo and The Balkerne Gate in Colchester Town Centre

Jumbo and The Balkerne Gate in Colchester Town Centre

Town Centre Shopping

Discover Constable Country

Discover Constable Country

The River Stour in The Dedham Vale

The Colchester Town Centre Skyline

The Colchester Town Centre Skyline

Jumbo and The Town Hall in Silhouette

Walk through 2000 years of history at the Balkerne Gate

Walk through 2000 years of history at the Balkerne Gate

The Balkerne Gate

The ruins of St Botolph's Priory

The ruins of St Botolph's Priory

Discover what remains of Britain's first Augustinian priory.

The Chappel Viaduct

The Chappel Viaduct

Explore the Beautiful Borough

Le Talbooth Restaurant on the River Stour near Dedham

Le Talbooth Restaurant on the River Stour near Dedham

Enjoy a meal at this scenic location

Medieval Wall Paintings in Copford Church

Medieval Wall Paintings in Copford Church

Copford Church

A Fresh Catch of Oysters on Mersea Island

A Fresh Catch of Oysters on Mersea Island

Oysters

Mersea Island Beach Huts

Mersea Island Beach Huts

Explore West Mersea Beach

More Highlights

Trail of Terror - a lone figure on a foggy, tree-lined path

The Trail of Terror’ begins as soon as you step foot in the door, from rustling bushes, to masked…

A tour guide dressed as 'Aggie - the jailer's wife'

A special socially distanced edition of our popular family-friendly tour of Colchester's gruesome…

Farmer's Market at Colchester Arts Centre

Monthly Farmers Market at Colchester Arts Centre *This venue is currently closed until further…

Stalls | Food | Gifts | Live Entertainment | Arts & Crafts
Christmas Market
5 & 6 December 2020 | 10am - 5pm | Colchester Town Hall

Come join us at The Colchester Town Hall Christmas Market.

A record fair takes place in Firstsite amongst the artwork

Regular record fair in Colchester's landmark contemporary art gallery

10cc posed with drumkit

70s Legends at Colchester's Charter Hall

Martin Kemp: Back to the 80s

Dig out those 80`s clothes, grab your dancing shoes, and prepare to enjoy a night of pure ‘Gold’…

Invasion Colchester Logo

*Back in 2021* Invasion Colchester returns to town for its tenth year

Jason Donovan - Even More Good Reasons

Jason can’t wait to play his first music concert tour in four years with his ‘Even More Good…

Ben Fogle

Thrilling tales from a modern day explorer. From crossing Antarctica to conquering Everest, Ben…

Jo Whiley's Anthems 90s Anthems - 2020 Uk Tour. Friday 1st October - Colchester Charter Hall

Superstar DJ, Radio & TV presenter ‘Jo Whiley’ is coming to Charter Hall, Colchester

Colchester Zoo Stampede

A unique chance to run the Colchester Stampede Half Marathon at Colchester Zoo

John Bishop World Tour 2021/22
Right Here Right Now

Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to Colchester Charter Hall with his highly anticipated…

John Bishop

Stand Up Comedy at Colchester Charter Hall

The World's Greatest Explorer - Sir Ranulph Fiennes - Living Dangerously. Fane.co.uk/fiennes

The world's greatest living explorer finally ticks Colchester off his bucket list.

A photo of Katherine Ryan

Stand Up Comedy at Charter Hall

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