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Jumbo Water Tower

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

St Botolph's Priory at Sunset

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

Colchester Heritage Trail

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

Hollytrees Museum

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

Colchester Roman Circus Centre

*BACK OPEN FROM 8th AUGUST* The site of the Colchester Roman circus (chariot-racing arena) was…

Roman Theatre

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

Jump Street Colchester

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

Colchester Arts Centre

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

Aqua Springs

The ultimate health spa experience. Providing you with a complete environment of rest and…

Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Conservation centre run by the Essex Wildlife Trust, at a site of…

Mersea Island Museum

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Exhibits of Mersea's social history, natural history, archaeology and fishing…

Cudmore Grove Country Park

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

DX's Rollerworld

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

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…

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…

Town To Sea Trail

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

Tiptree Tea Room, Shop & Museum

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

Art Exchange

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

Family Heritage Treasure Trail

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

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…

Pallot & Collins Family Trail

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

Colchester Climbing Project

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

High Woods Country Park

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

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