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Things To Do Highlights

Colchester Castle Park

Welcome to the Castle Park and to a trail that leads you past some of our more interesting and…

The reconstructed starting gates at the Roman Circus

The site of the Colchester Roman circus (chariot-racing arena) was discovered in 2004. It was built…

Mersea Museum

Exhibits of Mersea's social history, natural history, archaeology and fishing industry, including a…

Beth Chatto Gardens

World renowned gardens showcasing sustainable planting and 'the right plant for the right place'.…

Rollerworld Colchester

DX's Rollerworld - internationally recognised as the finest roller-skating rink in Europe. DX's…

Star jumps at Jump Street

Jump Street trampoline parks offer jump sessions in Essex, suitable for both adults & children.…

Lakeside Theatre

Lakeside Theatre is a hidden gem. We present the best in touring fringe theatre performances, home…

View of Natural History Museum with War Memorial

Get up close to nature as you discover an interesting perspective on the local natural environment…

Hollytrees House framed by Wisteria

The jewel in Colchester’s crown - an award-winning oasis of horticultural splendour boasting a…

Medieval Wall paintings in Copford Church

Celebrated 12th century apsidal church with magnificent colour medieval wall paintings, showing a…

Sauna Cold Pool

The ultimate health spa experience. Providing you with a complete environment of rest and…

A glider

The Essex and Suffolk Gliding Club was established in the late 1950s. It has had several sites…

St Botolph's Priory at Sunset

The first English Augustinian priory church, founded at the end of the eleventh century from the…

Silhouette of a family watching a sealion

Colchester Zoo is home to 240 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes! Listed as the 11th…

East Mersea Beach

Cudmore Grove offers visitors a trip to the seaside with a difference at the eastern tip of Mersea…

Colchester - A Walking Tour of the Roman and Medieval Gates

'Walking the walls' is a great way to explore Colchester's history. This circular walk takes you…

The Headgate Theatre (sign)

The Headgate is a very adaptable multi-purpose building with a variety of attractive spaces. It has…

Bourne Mill

National Trust property, the mill was originally built as a fishing lodge in 1591 and features…

St John's Abbey Gate

Dating from the 15th century this fine flint flushwork gatehouse just off St John's Green has a…

Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe and houses the town's main museum

Public Footpath sign

The Essex Way is an 81 mile walk from Epping to Harwich, which will lead you through ancient…

Jumbo Water Tower

Jumbo Water Tower was built in 1883 and once provided clean water to Colchester Town Centre. Today…

Colchester Heritage Trail book

This excellent self-guided walking tour of the Town Centre's key historical sites is available to…

Screenshot of St Botolph's Priory from teh Ancient Colchester App

The Ancient Colchester App developed by Colchester & Ipswich Museums allows you to wander around…

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