Welcome to the Visit Colchester blog!

Whether you're looking for helpful tips, trip inspiration or information about an upcoming event, you're in the right place. Here, you'll find valuable information on local restaurants and shops, outdoor spaces and Colchester's other great offerings! With recommendations from locals, first-time visitor guides and specific guidance based on the things you love, we're happy to help you plan a visit to Colchester that suits your interests.

Travelling with Family has never been easier than with our helpful guides, and we'll be sharing even more inspiration for your trip. Colchester is home to world-class, family friendly attractions like Colchester Castle and Colchester Zoo, so you'll never be far from the fun! If you're travelling with your furry bonus family, be sure to look at our Dog Friendly Colchester page for more information.

Looking for great food and drinks? We're proud to be home to multiple award-winning restaurants, and plenty of great pubs and bars for the true British experience - many of which serve local beers! Or maybe you're interested in sampling our famous local produce - including Oysters and Tiptree Jam - and you'll be able to find plenty of that. We also have information on dining with dietary restrictions, so you'll be able to visit with peace of mind!

History buffs, rejoice! You can read about our city's wonderful, varied history here, but it's best experienced first hand. It's easy to plan a weekend around our historic buildings, or we can help to plan a private tour with one of our knowledgeable and passionate tour guides, specifically tailored to your interests.

If you love Roman History, you've come to the right place. As the former capital of Roman Britain, Colchester is home to over 2000 years of history. Between our award-winning museums, our hidden Roman history and our wonderful city walls, you'll have plenty to sink your teeth into. Why not join us for our weekly guided walking tour to discover the history of the city?

Explore Colchester with a Guided Tour This Summer

A guided tour is the perfect way to learn more about a city, and we have plenty available for you to choose from. Whether you want a whistle-stop-tour, you're looking for a family-friendly tour, you love being in nature or have a special interest in the Medieval period, there are plenty of tours to…

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The Quirkiest Places to Stay in Colchester

Picking accommodation can be a challenging feat, it can be hard to find something that ticks all your boxes. A nice double bed? Check! Big, bright windows? Check! A prison cell? Well, that is a little bit trickier, but check! Luckily, Colchester has a range of interesting, historic and quirky…

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