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Uncover Roman Colchester with our Roman blogs.

  1. A Roman Drain in Vineyard Street Car Park

    We Walk the Walls by following our new map and guide, giving out hints and tips as well as picking up on some extra bits on the way.

    24 Apr 2021
  2. The 2000 year old Balkerne Gate

    One of our team members takes a walk around some of Colchester's most important Roman sites

    11 Nov 2020
  3. Roman ruins by the Butt Road roundabout. Is it a Roman church?

    Find out more about Butt Road's Roman ruins. Does Colchester really have Britain's first Christian Church?

    23 Nov 2020

Number of results: 16

  1. Address

    Balkerne Passage, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3AA

    Telephone

    01206 282920

    Colchester

    Colchester's Roman Wall is the oldest and longest surviving town wall in Britain.

  2. Address

    Colchester Roman Circus Centre, Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7GZ

    Telephone

    01206 501785

    Colchester

    The site of the Colchester Roman circus (chariot-racing arena) was discovered in 2004. It was built in the early 2nd century CE and seems to have been in use for about 150 years. It is the only known Roman circus in Britain.

  3. Address

    Colchester Castle Museum, Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

    Colchester

    Roman history exhibition at Colchester Castle Museum

  4. Address

    Southway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3BU

    Telephone

    01206 282920

    Colchester

    Dating from the 4th century AD the foundations of this church near the Police Station just off the Maldon Road roundabout is probably the earliest known Christian church in Britain.

  5. Address

    Visit Colchester Information Centre, Hollytrees Museum, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

    Telephone

    01206 282920

    Colchester

    Take a walk through Colchester Town Centre and discover fascinating facts about the Roman history right under your feet!

  6. Address

    Colchester Castle, Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

    Colchester

    Special tours of the Castle for half term.

  7. Address

    High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

    Telephone

    01206 282920

    Colchester

    The Ancient Colchester App developed by Colchester & Ipswich Museums allows you to wander around Colchester Town Centre on a Heritage Trail and bring historic sites to life.

    The Ancient Colchester is available to Download on iOS and Android.

  8. Address

    Visit Colchester Information Centre, Hollytrees Museum, Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

    Telephone

    01206 282920

    Castle Park, Colchester

    The history of Colchester, but with all the gruesome gory and revolting bits (ie. all the interesting bits) left in

  9. Address

    Visit Colchester Information Centre, Hollytrees Museum, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

    Telephone

    01206 282920

    Colchester

    Download these audio files to your phone or tablet for an audio tour of Colchester's Roman History. Follow the trail and listen to the insightful commentary as you go. Courtesy of Signals Media.

  10. Address

    Best Days Vintage, 40 Eld Lane, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1LS

    Telephone

    01206 366000

    Colchester

    PART OF COLCHESTER FRINGE FESTIVAL

    i.e. (Bideford, England)

    Classic Greek stories told properly. By Romans.

    Join the blind seer Tiresias and his mostly mute companion Vox Nihili as they recount a dismal selection of Classical Greek Myths through…

  11. Address

    Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

    Telephone

    01206 282939

    Colchester

    Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe and houses the town's main museum

  12. Address

    Visit Colchester Information Centre, Hollytrees Museum, Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

    Telephone

    01206 282920

    Castle Park, Colchester

    Follow in the footsteps of the Emperor Claudius and Queen Boudica and uncover Colchester's fascinating Roman history.

  13. Address

    Maldon Road, Colchester, CO3 4RN

    Telephone

    01206 282931

    Colchester

    The Archaeological Park is one of the most significant Iron Age and Roman sites in the country. Enjoy a walk and discover the highlights of the site with the interpretation boards around the Park.

  14. Address

    Colchester Castle Museum, Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

    Telephone

    01206 282939

    Colchester

    FREE Open Evening at Colchester Castle!

  15. Address

    Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TT

    Telephone

    01206 282931

    Colchester

    The theatre mentioned in Tacitus' account of the Boudican attack on Colchester was probably on the same site as the later theatre excavated in Maidenburgh Street in 1981-2.

  16. Address

    Starting point: The Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT

    Telephone

    01206 282920

    Colchester

    'Walking the walls' is a great way to explore Colchester's history. This circular walk takes you around Colchester's famous town wall.

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