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Where is the Tourist Information Centre in Colchester?

The Colchester Visitor Information Centre is now located on the ground floor of Hollytrees Museum, within Castle Park. Enter the park through one of the gates from High Street, and find the red brick Georgian Building to your right. You can contact the friendly team for more information.

What is there to do in Colchester?

Whether you want to discover Colchester's history, arts scene, surrounding countryside, shopping diversity, or all of the above, find information on everything there is to do and see in Colchester here. 

Where can I stay in Colchester?

If you're looking for a hotel, B&B, self-catering or camping/caravaning site, take a look at our Places to Stay pages to find local accommodation.

How do I find out what events are happening during my visit?

You can search for events happening throughout the year on the What's On section of our website, or browse events in chronological order.

How do I get to Colchester?

Travel to Colchester by car, train, plane, bus, coach, or even bike! Find more information on our Travel to Colchester page.

Is there parking in the Town Centre?

You can find a list and a map of parking in and around Colchester town Centre on the Colchester Borough website. There are a variety of car parks on the egde of the Town Centre, or you may wish to use the Park & Ride service.

Where is the Colchester Park & Ride?

The Park & Ride service is just off Junction 28 of the A12. Find more information on the Colchester Park & Ride on the Essex County Council website.

What is there to do for children in Colchester?

There is plenty for children to do in and around Colchester, from exploring museums to splashing about in swimming pools. Find more information on our Great for Kids page.

Can I add my event to

If you think your cultural or entertainment event would be of interest to visitors to Colchester, and would like to see it listed in the What's On section of this website, please fill out an Event Submission Form. Please note events are published at our discretion, and we reserve the right to accept or refuse submissions.