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Colchester Arts Centre

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

Ancient Colchester App

The Ancient Colchester App developed by Colchester & Ipswich Museums allows you to wander around…

High Woods Country Park

370 acres of woodland, grassland and wetland with path network, including circular walks and easy…

Natural History Museum

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

Layer Marney Tower

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

Colchester Climbing Project

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

Bourne Mill

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

St John's Abbey Gate

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

Colchester Roman Circus Centre

The site of the Colchester Roman circus (chariot-racing arena) was discovered in 2004. It was built…

Pallot & Collins Family Trail

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

The Essex Way

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

Jumbo Water Tower

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

Family Heritage Treasure Trail

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

Castle Park

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

Mercury Theatre

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

Hollytrees Museum

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

St Botolph's Priory, Colchester

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

Town To Sea Trail

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

Jump Street Colchester

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

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…

Art Exchange

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

Roman Wall

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

St Michael & All Angels Church

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

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