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National Trust

Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RT (1 miles, 2 km)

tel: 01206 549799

National Trust property, the mill was originally built as a fishing lodge in 1591 and features stepped "Dutch" gables. There is a millpond and some of the machinery, including the waterwheel which is still intact and working.


Langham Lane, Langham, Nr Colchester, Essex, CO4 5NW (4 miles, 6 km)

tel: 01206 865275

Boxted Airfield Museum station 150. The most important US fighter base in the UK in WW2.


Hythe Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2PN (0 miles, 0 km)

tel: 01732 843858

Traces of the English Civil War


West Stockwell Street, Colchester, CO1 1HN (2 miles, 3 km)

tel: 01223 324 442

Built from recycled Roman brick


National Trust

The National Trust, Grange Hill, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1RE (9 miles, 15 km)

tel: 01376 562226

Grange Barn stands as a reminder of the once powerful Coggeshall Abbey; with ancient pillars soaring to a cathedral like roof.


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Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ (0 miles, 0 km)

tel: 01206 282939

Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe. Constructed on the foundations of the Temple of Claudius. The Castle Museum today reveals many fascinating layers of history to visitors.


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Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7GZ (1 miles, 1 km)

tel: 01206 282920

The Colchester Roman circus (chariot-racing arena) was discovered in 2005. It was built in the early 2nd century AD and seems to have been in use for about 150 years. It is the only known Roman circus in Britain.


Colchester, CO1 2PG (0 miles, 0 km)

tel: 01206 282920


High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PJ (0 miles, 0 km)

tel: 01206 282230 


Village Centre, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DE (6 miles, 10 km)

Set by the River Stour, Dedham is in the heart of Constable Country. It was here that Britain's greatest landscape artist went to school.


High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PJ (0 miles, 0 km)

tel: 01206 282920

Located just north of the High Street and includes: Maidenburgh Street, West Stockwell Street, East Stockwell Street, Stockwell Street, St Helen's Lane, Northgate Street and Nunn's Road.


Straight Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9JD (0 miles, 0 km)

tel: 01206 282920

A defensive system built to protect Camulodunum dating from around 100BC. Camulodunum was not a town in the modern sense, but was more like a large country estate.


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Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 01206 242524

Celebrating the changing role of railways in the Eastern Counties since they arrived in the early 19th Century, through their glory days of the early 20th Century to the disappearances of the Beeching era.


National Trust

Flatford, East Bergholt, Nr Ipswich, Suffolk, CO7 6UL (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 01206 298260

A delightful 16th century cottage just minutes from Flatford Mill. Why not visit our Constable exhibition then sit by the river and enjoy a freshly baked cake at the National Trust tea room and find a gift in our shop.


Maldon Road, Colchester, CO3 4RN (2 miles, 4 km)

tel: 01206 282931

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.


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Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG (0 miles, 0 km)

tel: 01206 282940

An important part of Colchester's rich history with three centuries of fascinating toys, costume and decorative arts displayed in an attractive Georgian town house from 1718.


Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JN (0 miles, 0 km)

tel: 01206 282920

Colchester's only surviving Saxon building which has an arrowhead (triangle arches) doorway in the tower and features re-used Roman bricks.


Essex Tourism AwardsHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme

Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US (7 miles, 11 km)

tel: 01206 330784

Magnificent Tudor building with the tallest Gatehouse in Britain and 16th century Italianate terracotta. Climb the tower, visit the gardens, outbuildings dolls house, church and farm animals. Cafe and shop.