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Colchester Climbing Project

Essex's only dedicated bouldering centre, Colchester Climbing Project allows you to scale walls up…

Firstsite Contemporary Art Gallery

Firstsite is Colchester's contemporary visual arts organisation.

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 Dutch Quarter

Located just north of the High Street and includes: Maidenburgh Street, West Stockwell Street, East…

Star jumps at Jump Street

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

Green Island GArdens

20 acres of professionally designed gardens within woodland destroyed by the 1987 hurricane. Now a…

Jumbo Water Tower

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

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…

Rollerworld Colchester

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

Abberton Visitor Centre

Conservation centre run by the Essex Wildlife Trust, at a site of international importance for…

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…

Inside Colchester's Roman Theatre

The theatre mentioned in Tacitus' account of the Boudican attack on Colchester was probably on the…

Lakeside Theatre

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

Art exchange

Contemporary Art gallery on the University campus, showing temporary exhibitions and associated…

Putt in the Park, Colchester

An adventure golf course and clubhouse cafe, set in the beautiful and historic surroundings of…

Mersea Museum

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

East Mersea Beach

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

Colchester Heritage Trail book

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

Colchester Castle Park

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

A metallic Raven way marker on the Town to Sea Trail

A riverside walking trail from Colchester's town centre to the historic port.

Colchester Arts Centre

The home of live music, comedy, theatre, poetry, dance, children's shows, clubs, farmer's markets,…

JobServe Community Stadium home to Colchester United

Colchester United was formed in 1937 and the club currently plays in League 2. In August 2008 the…

The fishing lake at High Woods Country Park

High Woods Country Park is one of Colchester's best-loved beauty spots, with plenty of…

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