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View of Natural History Museum with War Memorial

**Re-opening 1st June** Get up close to nature as you discover an interesting perspective on the…

Colchester Climbing Project

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

Fingringhoe Wick North View

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

Rollerworld Colchester

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

Inside Colchester's Roman Theatre

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

A glider

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

Silhouette of a family watching a sealion

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

The fishing lake at High Woods Country Park

High Woods Country Park is one of Colchester's best-loved beauty spots, with plenty of…

Customers leaving the Mercury Theatre

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

Jumbo Water Tower

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

A metallic Raven way marker on the Town to Sea Trail

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

Beth Chatto Gardens

World renowned gardens showcasing sustainable planting and 'the right plant for the right place'.…

The Dutch Quarter

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

Family Heritage Treasure Trail logo

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

Putt in the Park, Colchester

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

The Balkerne Gate

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

St Botolph's Priory at Sunset

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

Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe and houses the town's main museum

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…

Layer Marney Tower

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

Hollytrees Museum Exterior with Wisteria

**Hollytrees Museum remains closed at the present time** An important part of Colchester's rich…

Mersea Island

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

Abberton Visitor Centre

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

Green Island GArdens

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

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