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Church of St Leonard's

Hythe Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2PN, Tel: 01732 843858, Email, www.visitchurches.org.uk

Traces of the English Civil War

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  • Rail station: Hythe (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
St Martin's Church

West Stockwell Street, Colchester, CO1 1HN, Tel: 01223 324 442, Email, www.visitchurches.org.uk

Built from recycled Roman brick

 
 
 
Dedham

Village Centre, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DE, Tel: 01206 282920, Email, www.visitcolchester.com

 
 
 
Dutch Quarter

High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PJ, Tel: 01206 282920, Email

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.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (0 mile)
  • Free entry
 
 
 

Straight Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9JD, Tel: 01206 282920, Email

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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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (2 miles)
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Bridge Cottage
National Trust

Flatford, East Bergholt, Nr Ipswich, Suffolk, CO7 6UL, Tel: 01206 298260, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/flatford

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.

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  • Rail station: Manningtree (1.5 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Gosbecks Archaeological Park

Maldon Road, Colchester, CO3 4RN, Tel: 01206 282931, Email

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.

 
 
 
Hollytrees Museum
VistEngland VAQAS

Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG, Tel: 01206 282940, www.cimuseums.org.uk

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.

 
 
 
Holy Trinity Church

Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JN, Tel: 01206 282920, Email

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

 
 
 
Roman Church

Southway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3BU, Tel: 01206 282920, Email

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.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (0 mile)
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Balkerne Gate

Balkerne Passage, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3AA, Tel: 01206 282920, Email

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

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  • Rail station: Town station (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
St Botolphs Priory, Colchester
VistEngland VAQAS

St Botolphs Prioy, Priory Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2QA, Tel: 01206 282931, Email, www.english-heritage.org.uk

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.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
 
 
 
St John's Abbey Gate

St John's Abbey Gate, Essex, CO2 7EZ, Tel: 01206 282920, www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/st-johns-abbey-gate

Dating from the 15th century this fine flint flushwork gatehouse just off St John's Green has a vaulted interior. It was the entrance to St John's Abbey precinct (demolished during the 16th century Reformation).

 
 
 
The Minories Folly

The Minories, 74 High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UE, Tel: 01206 712437, Email, www.theminories.org.uk

Visit and learn about our 18th Century Folly, Grade II listed and full of character and eccentricity. What is it, who built it and why?

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access