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Things To Do Highlights

Layer Marney Tower

Magnificent Tudor building with the tallest Gatehouse in Britain and 16th century Italianate…

St John's Abbey Gate

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

Tiptree Jam Museum

Tiptree is the home of the Wilkin family - where from 1885 the first Tiptree jam was made.…

East Mersea Beach

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

Putt in the Park, Colchester

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

Hollytrees Museum Exterior with Wisteria

An important part of Colchester's rich history with three centuries of fascinating toys, costume,…

Colchester Castle Park

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

Star jumps at Jump Street

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

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…

Pallot and Collins concrete artwork

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

Rollerworld Colchester

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

Mersea Island

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

View of Natural History Museum with War Memorial

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

Public Footpath sign

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

Colchester Arts Centre

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* The home of live music, comedy, theatre, poetry, dance, children's shows,…

Green Island GArdens

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

The Balkerne Gate

Colchester's Roman Wall is the oldest and longest surviving town wall in Britain.

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…

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…

Art exchange

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

Family Heritage Treasure Trail logo

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

Inside Colchester's Roman Theatre

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

Lakeside Theatre

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Lakeside Theatre is a hidden gem. We present the best in touring fringe…

Fingringhoe Wick North View

Nature reserve over 200 acres of mixed habitat on the Colne Estuary. Nature trails, wheelchair…

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