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Things To Do Highlights

The Dutch Quarter

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

Tiptree Jam Museum

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

Inside Colchester's Roman Theatre

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

The reconstructed starting gates at the Roman Circus

The site of the Colchester Roman circus (chariot-racing arena) was discovered in 2004. It was built…

Colchester Heritage Trail book

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

Beth Chatto Gardens

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

Rollerworld Colchester

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

East Mersea Beach

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

Colchester Castle

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

Abberton Visitor Centre

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

Colchester's Roman Trivia Trail - Download Now

Take a walk through Colchester Town Centre and discover fascinating facts about the Roman history…

Jumbo Water Tower

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

Colchester Arts Centre

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

Green Island GArdens

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

Putt in the Park, Colchester

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

Lakeside Theatre

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

Exercise in a swimming pool

Leisure World Colchester is one of East Anglia's largest sports, leisure, recreation and…

A glider

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

Colchester Castle Park

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

Mersea Museum

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

Medieval Wall paintings in Copford Church

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

Sauna Cold Pool

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

Bourne Mill

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

The Balkerne Gate

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

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