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Guided Walk/Tour, from 18 May 2018, £5.99-£7.99

Explore, Discover & Enjoy Colchester with Curious About Colchester!


Are you looking for an unusual & quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual & quirky ones, which combined make Colchester an intriguing place to explore!
A Curious About walk is a fun & social activity for all the family & friends- where everyone can be actively involved, helping with directions, matching pictures, reading historical snippets and finding answers to clues.
Buy in printed booklet or instant download format from & explore in your own time.

Walk 1. Roman Gate to Colchester Castle - 1.3 miles / 2.1 kms
From the 1st century Balkerne Gate, the largest surviving gate in Roman Britain, this walk meanders its way around the characterful lanes and streets of Colchester’s heart. Walk past a jumbo-sized, Victorian water tower and onto a promenade for gentle men and women. Pass an ancient Saxon church, the magnificent Town Hall, a haunted hotel and a Natural History Museum before finishing at a remarkable castle set in fragrant, floral grounds.
Walk 2. Colchester Castle to St Botolph's Priory - 0.75 miles / 1.2 kms
From a Beacon in the midst of the dramatic Castle Park this walk takes you through the park, round Colchester Castle to arrive at the delightfully arranged Sensory Gardens. Now change direction past contemporary art galleries, a Norman church and a long stretch of Roman walls, before entering the grounds of an 11th century Augustinian priory, dedicated to St Botolph patron saint of travellers.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointDisabled toiletsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 18 May - Fri 15 Jun 2018
Fri 13 Jul - Fri 10 Aug 2018


Prices are for up to four people.
Advance purchase only.
Printed form: £7.99 inc P&P
Instant download to mobile device or to print at home £5.99

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 18 May - Fri 15 Jun Curious About Colchester
Fri 1 - Sat 2 Jun Market Day
Fri 8 - Sat 9 Jun Market Day
Fri 15 - Sat 16 Jun Market Day
Fri 22 - Sat 23 Jun Market Day
Fri 29 - Sat 30 Jun Market Day


Sue Jennings






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Map reference: TL 999252  Lat: 51.88950 Long: 0.90352


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access