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Things To Do Highlights

Layer Marney Tower

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

Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve

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

Hollytrees Museum

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

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.…

Headgate Theatre

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

Colchester Arts Centre

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

St Botolph's Priory, Colchester

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

Roman Wall

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

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…

Mersea Island Museum

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

Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo is home to 240 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes! Listed as the 11th…

Town To Sea Trail

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

Dutch Quarter

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

Jumbo Water Tower

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

Putt in the Park, Colchester

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

Colchester Climbing Project

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

Art Exchange

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

Green Island Gardens

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

Cudmore Grove Country Park

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

Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

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

Essex & Suffolk Gliding Club

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

Natural History Museum

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

Ancient Colchester App

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

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