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  1. Colchester Castle
    *BACK OPEN FROM 23rd JULY* Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe and houses the town's main museum
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  2. *TEMPORARILY CLOSED* An important part of Colchester's rich history with three centuries of fascinating toys, costume and decorative arts displayed in an attractive Georgian town house from 1718.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  3. The Balkerne Gate
    Colchester's Roman Wall is the oldest and longest surviving town wall in Britain.

Number of results: 38

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  1. Address

    Hythe Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2PN

    Colchester

    For many years the church of the port of Colchester, St Leonard's and its impressive tower stand just above the river. A delightful and light interior was beautified by the Victorians and contains some fine stained glass.

  2. Address

    Dedham High Street, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6DE

    Telephone

    01206 322136

    Dedham

    *TEMPORARILY CLOSED EXCEPT FOR SERVICES* The church, dedicated to St Mary the Virgin in 1492 when the present building was begun, is not the first church to have been built upon this site.

  3. Address

    Nottage Institute, Wivenhoe, Essex

    Telephone

    01206 824142

    Wivenhoe

    A registered charity specialising in teaching RYA Shorebased Courses and other unique nautical courses. The Nottage also houses a maritime museum with a collection of paintings, photographs and models.

  4. Address

    Timberfields, Off Wellington Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3EJ

    Telephone

    01255 502872

    Harwich

    Museum contains the last Clacton off-shore. Oakley Class Lifeboat 34ft and a history of the lifeboat service in Harwich.

  5. Address

    Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9BA

    Telephone

    01787 310207

    Sudbury

    Kentwell Hall in Long Melford, is Suffolk’s hidden gem and one of England’s finest Tudor houses that stands within the most extensive moat in the county and over 30 acres of gardens and ground. Kentwell offer a yearly calendar of events.

  6. Address

    Baley Street, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DJ

    Telephone

    01787 460261

    Castle Hedingham

    Visit Hedingham Castle for a great family day out. Bring a picnic and explore the beautiful gardens and lakes then take time to explore the 110ft tall Norman Keep.

  7. Address

    West Stockwell Street, Colchester, CO1 1HN

    Telephone

    01223 324 442

    Colchester

    Redundant 14th Century church restored by The Churches Conservation Trust. Features include extensive use of recycled Roman brickwork. Tower was partially destroyed during the seige of Colchester in 1648. Interior is unfurnished.

  8. Address

    Southway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3BU

    Telephone

    01206 282920

    Colchester

    Dating from the 4th century AD the foundations of this church near the Police Station just off the Maldon Road roundabout is probably the earliest known Christian church in Britain.

  9. Address

    Coggeshall Village Hall, Stoneham Street, Coggeshall, Essex, CO61UH

    Telephone

    01376 563003

    Coggeshall

    Exhibitions and photographs of Coggeshall's industrial, agricultural and social history. Coggeshall lace, working loom, archaeology, Coggeshall bricks, video footage and computerised postcard show. Town tours by prior arrangement.

  10. Address

    1 Reuben Walk, Earls Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2SZ

    Telephone

    01787 223032

    Colchester

    Heritage museum detailing the history of Earls Colne since Neolithic times. Temporary exhibitions are regularly mounted relating to a particular aspect of the village & its inhabitants. Complementary slide shows run during open hours.

  11. Address

    High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PJ

    Telephone

    01206 282230

    Colchester

    The Town Hall is a superb example of Edwardian Architecture built in 1902 with outstanding function rooms, still used for their original purpose.

  12. Address

    Colchester, Essex, CO2 7EE

    Telephone

    01206 572641

    Essex

    The first St Botolph's Church was built where the ruins of St Botolph's Priory Church now stand.

  13. Address

    Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JN

    Telephone

    01206 282920

    Colchester

    Colchester's only surviving Saxon building which has an arrowhead (triangle arches) doorway in the tower and features re-used Roman bricks.

  14. Address

    Langham Lane, Langham, Nr Colchester, Essex, CO4 5NW

    Telephone

    01206 865275

    Nr Colchester

    *BACK OPEN FROM 26th JULY* Boxted Airfield Museum. The most important US fighter base in the UK in WW2.

  15. Address

    The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, Essex, CO15 2LF

    Telephone

    01255 822783

    Jaywick

    Built originally as a Napoleonic Fort in the early 19th century the tower now acts as a central hub for the local community & visitors. There are regular arts & heritage exhibitions, talks & events.

  16. Address

    Barrow Hill Farm, West Mersea, Essex, CO5 8SL

    West Mersea

    Mersea Barrow is thought to be a Roman Burial Barrow dating from 100-120 AD.

    It was excavated in 1912 and a green glass urn containing remains was found in the barrow

  17. St Mary's Church West Bergholt

    Address

    Hall Road, West Bergholt, Essex, CO6 3DU

    Telephone

    07884 436649

    West Bergholt

    St Mary's Church dates from the 14th Century, although it is believed to have Saxon origins. Reused Roman bricks are used in the walls and the North Wall is 1000 years old.

  18. Address

    Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DF

    Colchester

    Rising up from the horizon on the A1124 you will see the imposing Chappel Viaduct. The Victorian viaduct, with its 32 arches and total length of 346 metres, is thought to be the second largest brick built structure in England.

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