The Siege of Colchester

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  1. The Siege of Colchester - An Historic walk around Colchester reliving the English Civil War Siege
    Take a walk through history, exploring key sites from the Siege of Colchester in 1648 and the scars that can still be seen today.
  2. The Siege of Colchester Historic Walking Trail

    Take a walk with one of the Visit Colchester team members to explore the sites of the dramatic events during the summer of 1648, following the new Siege of Colchester walking trail.

  3. The Old Siege House
    Dating back to the 16th century and renowned for the siege of Colchester in 1648, this beautiful building is now open as a restaurant.
    1. An impressive front view of St Botolph's Priory
      The first English Augustinian priory church, founded at the end of the eleventh century from the Anglo-Saxon minster community of Colchester. Only the ruined remains of the nave survive today, under the care of English Heritage.
    2. St Martin's Church
      Redundant 14th Century church restored by The Churches Conservation Trust. Features include extensive use of recycled Roman brickwork. Tower was partially destroyed during the seige of Colchester in 1648. Interior is unfurnished.
      1. Colchester Arts Centre
        The home of live music, comedy, theatre, poetry, dance, children's shows, clubs, farmer's markets, gigs and more.
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