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Bourne Mill

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

Mersea Island Museum

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

The Essex Way

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

Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

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

Natural History Museum

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Discover and interesting 'hands-on' perspective on the local natural…

Colchester Heritage Trail

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

A Walking Tour of the Roman and Medieval Gates

Colchester's 2000 year old Roman Walls have plenty of stories to tell. Walk the perimeter of the…

Green Island Gardens

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

Colchester Arts Centre

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

Colchester Castle Museum

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe and houses the town's…

St Botolph's Priory, Colchester

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

Family Heritage Treasure Trail

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

Tiptree Tea Room, Shop & Museum

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

Castle Park Tree Trail

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

St Michael & All Angels Church

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

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…

Cudmore Grove Country Park

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

Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve

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

Dutch Quarter

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

Town To Sea Trail

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

Hollytrees Museum

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* An important part of Colchester's rich history with three centuries of…

Pallot & Collins Family Trail

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

Headgate Theatre

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

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