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Colchester Castle Museum
VistEngland VAQAS

Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ, Tel: 01206 282939, Email, www.cimuseums.org.uk

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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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Visit Colchester Information Centre
Essex Tourism Awards

Hollytrees Museum, Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG, Tel: 01206 282920, Email, www.visitcolchester.com

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

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  • Rail station: Colchester (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Dedham

Village Centre, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DE, www.visitcolchester.com

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, Email, www.DedhamValeVineyard.com

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.

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  • Rail station: Colchester North (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Dedham Art & Craft Centre

High Street, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6AD, Tel: 01206 322666, Email, www.dedhamartandcraftcentre.co.uk

This beautifully converted church showcases the work of over 60+ creative artisans and the buying skills of specialist retailers on its top two floors while the ground floor houses a Lifestyle Living showroom and a tearoom.

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  • Rail station: Manningtree (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Mersea Island

Mersea Island, Essex, CO5 8, www.visitcolchester.com

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, vineyard.merseabrewery.co.uk/

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

 
 
Mersea Island Museum
VistEngland VAQAS

Mersea Island Museum, High Street, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8QD, Tel: 01206 385191, Email, www.merseamuseum.org.uk

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

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  • Rail station: Colchester (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
East Anglian Railway Museum
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS, Tel: 01206 242524, Email, www.earm.co.uk

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.

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  • Rail station: Chappel (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Colne Valley Railway
VistEngland VAQASEssex Tourism AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Hedingham Station, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DZ, Tel: 01787 461174, Email, www.colnevalleyrailway.co.uk

One mile length of line with re-located buildings, large collection of heritage rolling stock, steam and diesel locomotives and miniature and model railways. Special events including Thomas and Santa specials.

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  • Rail station: Braintree (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Abberton Reservoir

Church Road, Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU, Tel: 01206 738172, Email, www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/abberton-reservoir

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.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (5 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Great Wigborough, Essex, CO5 7RZ, Tel: 01621 862960, Email

 
 
Beth Chatto Gardens
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB, Tel: 01206 822007, Email, www.bethchatto.co.uk

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

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  • Rail station: Colchester (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Boxted Airfield Museum

Langham Lane, Langham, Nr Colchester, Essex, CO4 5NW, Tel: 01206 865275, Email, www.boxted-airfield.com

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

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  • Rail station: North Station (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Coggeshall Grange Barn
National Trust

The National Trust, Grange Hill, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1RE, Tel: 01376 562226, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coggeshall-grange-barn

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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  • Rail station: Kelvedon (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Paycocke's

West Street, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1NS, Tel: 01376 561 305, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/paycockes-house-and-garden

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

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  • Rail station: Kelvedon (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Cressing Temple Barns
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Cressing, Nr. Witham, CM77 8PD, Tel: 0333 0132738, Email, www.visitparks.co.uk/places/cressing-temple/

Historically the most important - and dimensionally the largest - of the Knights Templar's Essex landholdings, Cressing Temple is a fascinating medieval moated farmstead boasting the oldest recorded timber-framed barn in the world.

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  • Rail station: Witham Railway Station (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access