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The Mercury Theatre, with Jumbo Water Tower in the background

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

Public Footpath sign

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

Mersea Museum

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

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…

Natural History Museum Fossil Displays

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

Colchester Castle Park

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

Green Island GArdens

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

Colchester Castle

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

Mersea Island

Mersea Island is the perfect place for walking, whether you would like a short stroll of "The Old…

Inside Colchester's Roman Theatre

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

Art exchange

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

The Headgate Theatre (sign)

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

St John's Abbey Gate

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

Hollytrees House framed by Wisteria

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

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…

Star jumps at Jump Street

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

Colchester's Roman Trivia Trail - Download Now

Take a walk through Colchester Town Centre and discover fascinating facts about the Roman history…

A glider

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

Colchester Arts Centre

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

Family Heritage Treasure Trail logo

One of the best things about Colchester is that there's so much to explore that's completely free.…

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…

Abberton Visitor Centre

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

Lakeside Theatre

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

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