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Church of St Leonard's

Hythe Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2PN

tel: 01732 843858

Traces of the English Civil War

St Martin's Church

West Stockwell Street, Colchester, CO1 1HN

tel: 01223 324 442

Built from recycled Roman brick

Mosaic Quadriga

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Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7GZ

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


Village Centre, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DE

tel: 01206 282920

Dutch Quarter

High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PJ

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.


Dyke System Celtic/British, Straight Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9JD

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.

Bridge Cottage

National Trust

Flatford: Bridge Cottage, Flatford, East Bergholt, Nr Ipswich, Suffolk, CO7 6UL

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.

Gosbecks Archaeological Park

Maldon Road, Colchester, CO3 4RN

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.

Hollytrees Museum

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Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

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.

Holy Trinity Church

Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JN

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.

Roman Church

Southway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3BU

tel: 01206 282920

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.

Balkerne Gate

Balkerne Passage, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3AA

tel: 01206 282920

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

St Botolphs Priory, Colchester

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St Botolphs Prioy, Priory Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2QA

tel: 01206 282931

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.

St John's Abbey Gate

St John's Abbey Gate, Essex, CO2 7EZ

tel: 01206 282920

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 Galleries, The Minories, 74 High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UE

tel: 01206 712437

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?