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Things To Do Highlights

Medieval Wall paintings in Copford Church

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

Bourne Mill

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

Gosbecks Archaeological Park (sign)

The Archaeological Park is one of the most significant Iron Age and Roman sites in the country.…

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.

Hollytrees House framed by Wisteria

The jewel in Colchester’s crown - an award-winning oasis of horticultural splendour boasting a…

Colchester Castle Park

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

The Headgate Theatre (sign)

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

The tomb of Sir Henry Audley.

16th century chapel, built as the burial place for the Audley family.

Public Footpath sign

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

Art exchange

Contemporary Art gallery on the University campus, showing temporary exhibitions and associated…

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…

Colchester Heritage Trail book

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

Natural History Museum Fossil Displays

Get up close to nature as you discover an interesting perspective on the local natural environment…

Tiptree Jam Museum

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

Colchester's Charter Hall

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

The Balkerne Gate

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

Lakeside Theatre

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

Abberton Visitor Centre

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

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…

Mersea Museum

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

Green Island GArdens

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

Colchester Arts Centre

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

Sauna Cold Pool

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

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