Explore Colchester's Attractions

Colchester is full of fantastic visitor attractions waiting to be discovered. History buffs can explore Roman ruins, Medieval buildings, and Civil War destruction by taking advantage of the city's fantastic local heritage and a unique history, whilst Colchester's great arts venues provide a thriving programme of events, exhibitions and nightlife to keep you entertained and engaged during your stay in city. 

Colchester City Centre's most popular attractions include Colchester Castle MuseumFirstsite Art Gallery and the picturesque Castle Park, but you'll find plenty more to discover, from smaller museums to Roman ruins hidden inside local shops, quirky eateries and pop-up performances.

Head out of the city centre to reconnect with the coast and countryside. From Constable Country to Mersea Island there are fantastic wild sites just a short distance from the city centreBeth Chatto Gardens attracts visitors and gardening enthusiasts from across the country, and be sure not to forget a trip to Colchester Zoo to get up close with the animals and discover it's conservation programme!

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