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Discover Colchester and our Beautiful Borough

  1. During the Summer months Colchester's Castle Park hosts several large concerts.
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Highlights

Colchester Castle Museum

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe and houses the town's…

Castle Park

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

Colchester Orbital

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

Ancient Colchester App

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

Firstsite

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Firstsite is Colchester's contemporary visual arts organisation.

Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens

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

Colchester Zoo

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

A Fresh Catch of Oysters on Mersea Island

A Fresh Catch of Oysters on Mersea Island

Oysters

The Chappel Viaduct

The Chappel Viaduct

Explore the Beautiful Borough

Wivenhoe Quayside

Wivenhoe Quayside

Enjoy a drink by the river

Walk through 2000 years of history at the Balkerne Gate

Walk through 2000 years of history at the Balkerne Gate

The Balkerne Gate

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

The ruins of St Botolph's Priory

The ruins of St Botolph's Priory

Discover what remains of Britain's first Augustinian priory.

The Colchester Town Centre Skyline

The Colchester Town Centre Skyline

Jumbo and The Town Hall in Silhouette

Discover Constable Country

Discover Constable Country

The River Stour in The Dedham Vale

Jumbo and The Balkerne Gate in Colchester Town Centre

Jumbo and The Balkerne Gate in Colchester Town Centre

Town Centre Shopping

Mersea Island Beach Huts

Mersea Island Beach Huts

Explore West Mersea Beach

Medieval Wall Paintings in Copford Church

Medieval Wall Paintings in Copford Church

Copford Church

More Highlights

Colchester Medieval Fayre and Oyster Market

Colchester Medieval Fayre and Oyster Market returns to Castle Park

Alexander O'Neal - My Farewell Tour

R&B & Soul Legend at Colchester's Charter Hall

Days Out With Thomas

Celebrate Thomas' 75th Birthday year at the East Anglian Railway Museum

Martin Kemp’s Back to the 80’s Party

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

10cc - All The Hits & More

70s Legends at Colchester's Charter Hall

Jo Whiley's 90s Anthems

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

Guided Tour: Victorian Colchester at Christmas

'Tis the season to be jolly! The Victorians invented many of the Christmas traditions we love and…

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

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

Invasion Colchester

*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…

John Bishop

Stand Up Comedy at Colchester Charter Hall

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