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Colchester Castle Museum

VistEngland VAQAS

Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

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.

 
Visit Colchester Information Centre

Essex Tourism Awards

Hollytrees Museum, Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

tel: 01206 282920

Home to lots of information about Colchester & the surrounding area, the knowledgeable & friendly staff are here to help you on what to do, where to go or places to stay. The place to buy gifts and souvenirs, book guided tours & coach trips

 
Dedham

Village Centre, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DE

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.

 
Carter's Vineyards

Green Lane, Boxted, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5TS

tel: 01206 271136

Forty acre site including seven acres of vines and a variety of trails through woodland, around lakes and wildflower meadows. Self guided tours and tastings of our wines. Winery powered by wind and sun generated energy.

 
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.

 
Dedham Art & Craft Centre

High Street, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6AD

tel: 01206 322666

Dedham Art & Craft Centre is housed in a converted church in this popular village. The Centre exudes historic charm and is the perfect place to visit, shop and eat.

 
Mersea Island

Mersea Island, Essex, CO5 8

Britain's most easterly inhabited island, home to the settlements of East and West Mersea. It is accessed by 'The Strood' - a causeway which at high tide floods, making the island separate from the mainland.

 
Mersea Island Vineyard

Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8SX

tel: 01206 385900

Producers of fine wines and real ale (cask and conditioned).

 
Mersea Island Museum

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Mersea Island Museum, High Street, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8QD

tel: 01206 385191

Exhibits of Mersea's social history, natural history, archaeology and fishing industry, including a fisherman's cottage display. Special exhibitions and gift shop.

 
East Anglian Railway Museum

VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS

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.

 
Colne Valley Railway

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Colne Valley Railway, Hedingham Station, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DZ

tel: 01787 461174

Groups will have train rides as requested, a guided tour of the site or they may look round on their own, including visiting a working signal box, museum and model railways and shop. Choice of catering options available.

Coach park: Yes, large free coach park

  • Drop off: Yes
  • Driver: Free admission, use of staff facilities
  • Visit hrs: 52
 
Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

Church Road, Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU

tel: 01206 738172

Centre run by the Essex Wildlife Trust in partnership with Essex & Suffolk Water, at a sight of international importance for winter wildfowl. Nature trails, bird hides, events & shop selling refreshments, gifts, optics & books.

 

Great Wigborough, Essex, CO5 7RZ

tel: 01621 862960

 
Beth Chatto Gardens

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Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB

tel: 01206 822007

2.5 hectares (6 acres) of gravel, water and woodland gardens, a large modern tea room and plant nursery.

 
Boxted Airfield Museum

Langham Lane, Langham, Nr Colchester, Essex, CO4 5NW

tel: 01206 865275

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

 
Coggeshall Grange Barn

National Trust

The National Trust, Grange Hill, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1RE

tel: 01376 562226

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

 
Paycocke's

Paycocke's House & Gardens, West Street, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1NS

tel: 01376 561 305

Charming Tudor townhouse with beautiful garden in the picturesque market town of Coggeshall, near Colchester.

 

Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Cressing Temple Barns, Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Cressing, Nr. Witham, CM77 8PD

tel: 0333 013 8156 

Templar built timber barns, other historical buildings and a walled Tudor garden

Coach park: Yes

  • Drop off: Yes