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Mersea Museum

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

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…

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…

A metallic Raven way marker on the Town to Sea Trail

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

The fishing lake at High Woods Country Park

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

Boxted Airfield Museum

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

The Mercury Theatre, with Jumbo Water Tower in the background

A highly respected regional theatre, home to the critically acclaimed Mercury Theatre Company,…

Art exchange

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

Jumbo Water Tower

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

Exercise in a swimming pool

Leisure World Colchester is one of East Anglia's largest sports, leisure, recreation and…

St John's Abbey Gate

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

Pallot and Collins concrete artwork

Discover a series of concrete murals around Colchester Town Centre depicting its history and famous…

Gosbecks Archaeological Park (sign)

The Archaeological Park is one of the most significant Iron Age and Roman sites in the country.…

An impressive front view of St Botolph's Priory

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

Hollytrees House framed by Wisteria

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

East Mersea Beach

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

Sauna Cold Pool

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

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…

Colchester Castle

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

Abberton Visitor Centre

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

Natural History Museum Fossil Displays

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

Medieval Wall paintings in Copford Church

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

Inside Colchester's Roman Theatre

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

The Headgate Theatre (sign)

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

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