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The Balkerne Gate

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

Natural History Museum

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

Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Nature reserve over 200 acres of mixed habitat on the Colne Estuary. Nature…

Putt in the Park, Colchester

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

Public Footpath sign

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

Lakeside Theatre

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

Mercury Theatre

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* A highly respected regional theatre, home to the critically acclaimed Mercury…

Jump Street Colchester

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

Town To Sea Trail

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

Cudmore Grove Country Park

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

Art Exchange

*CLOSED UNTIL 28th SEPTEMBER 2020* Contemporary Art gallery on the University campus, showing…

Tiptree Tea Room, Shop & Museum

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

A map of the Roman and Medieval Gates of Colchester

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

Colchester Zoo

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

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…

Pallot and Collins concrete artwork

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

St Botolph's Priory at Sunset

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

Jumbo Water Tower

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

Colchester Arts Centre

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

DX's Rollerworld

*BACK OPEN FROM 15th AUGUST* DX's Rollerworld - internationally recognised as the finest…

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…

Bourne Mill

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* National Trust property, the mill was originally built as a fishing lodge in…

Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens

World renowned gardens planted by the late Beth Chatto to the mantra of 'right plant in the right…

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