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Visit Colchester - Official Colchester Tourist Information Site

Visit Colchester

Colchester in Essex is Britain's oldest recorded town, with a rich history dating back over 2000 years.

But it's not just history. Colchester today is a thriving, modern town with great visitor attractions, including the family favourites Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle, as well as fantastic places to eat, drink and shop.

Poised at the gateway to East Anglia with picturesque villages and only minutes away from the coast, the Colchester area is the perfect destination for a well-deserved short break, day trip or family holiday.


Discover Colchester

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What's on in Colchester - Highlights

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry: The Life of Julie Cope

Sat 18 Nov 2017 - Sun 18 Feb 2018

Exhibition by Grayson Perry at Firstsite

Snow White

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Sat 25 Nov 2017 - Sun 14 Jan 2018

Classic panto fun for all the family at the Mercury Theatre

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights Switch On

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Christmas starts here! Watch the grand illumination of Colchester's Town Centre lights.

England Kazakhstan

England v Kazakhstan- Womens World Cup Qualifier

Tue 28 Nov 2017

Womens World Cup Qualifier at the Weston Homes Stadium

Castle Snow

Free Christmas Open Evening

Wed 13 Dec 2017

Colchester Castle opens it's doors for free as a seasonal treat.

More events around town

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Plan your stay

Wakes Hall Lodges

AA 5 Star Self-catering £715-£1208 pupw sleeps 2-5, 01206 563222

Greenlands Barn

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £370-£420 pupw sleeps 2, 01787 224895


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