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Things To Do Highlights

Wivenhoe Chapel Museum

Small history museum located in a disused chapel in Wivenhoe.

St John's Abbey Gate

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

Lakeside Theatre

Lakeside Theatre is a hidden gem. We present the best in touring fringe theatre performances, home…

Medieval Wall paintings in Copford Church

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

"Artfund Museum of the Year 2021 - Winner"

Firstsite is Colchester's contemporary art gallery.

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…

East Mersea Beach

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

A metallic Raven way marker on the Town to Sea Trail

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

The Dutch Quarter

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

The Headgate Theatre (sign)

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

Mersea Island

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

Family Heritage Treasure Trail logo

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

The Minories front view

Colchester's oldest Art Gallery

Sauna Cold Pool

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

An impressive front view of St Botolph's Priory

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

Colchester's Charter Hall

Charter Hall is one of Colchester's premier venues, hosting a huge range of year-round…

The Mercury Theatre, with Jumbo Water Tower in the background

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

Public Footpath sign

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

Green Island GArdens

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

Inside Colchester's Roman Theatre

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

Bourne Mill

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

Colchester Castle Park

Welcome to the Castle Park and to a trail that leads you past some of our more interesting and…

Boxted Museum showing areoplane displays

Boxted Airfield Museum. The most important US fighter base in the UK in WW2.

The Balkerne Gate

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

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