Itinerary Ideas in Colchester

Itinerary Ideas for Visitors to Colchester

Colchester's mix of contemporary and historical culture and heritage of national importance makes it a great place to visit in the East of England.

Find the best way to spend your day or a few days in and around Colchester with our suggested itineraries.

If you would like help with planning your own itinerary, or have suggestions for new ones, please contact the Colchester Visitor Information Centre.

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firstsite, Visual Arts Facility

Enjoy a cultural day out in Colchester, taking in the Arts scene, exploring the historic sites and enjoying an evening at the theatre.

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Roman Colchester depiction by Peter Froste

Discover Camulodonum - Britain's First City, on this one-day suggested itinerary exploring Colchester's Roman sites.

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Beth Chatto Gardens

Discover Colchester Town Centre's unmissable attractions, then head out to the beautiful Beth Chatto Gardens for a calm afternoon in the green.

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Chappel Viaduct

Explore the Colne Valley with its Victorian Viaduct and steam railway heritage sites, then onto the market town of Halstead.

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Dedham Village Sign, Constable Country

A two day itinerary exploring the area that inspired painters such as John Constable, Sir Alfred Munnings, and Thomas Gainsborough.

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Explore the riverside towns of Manningtree and Mistley, and uncover tales of Matthew Hopkins, the Witchfinder General.

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A Family Day Out

A young family explore the zoo and a trampoline park before seeing what the Castle and its grounds has to offer.

A Weekend Retreat

After checking in at their hotel, this professional couple explore Constable Country, then relax with a spot of shopping and dinner on the waterfront.

A Friends Weekend Away

Three friends take the train to Colchester and explore the town centre, take in some culture and enjoy a spot of shopping. A play in the evening caps off an exhausting weekend.

Book a Guided Tour

Camulodunum to Colchester

Guided tour of Colchester

Be led around the town’s most important historic sites and hear qualified guides’ accounts of the fascinating facts of Colchester’s history on a guided walking tour of Colchester.

Tours can be booked privately via the Visitor Information Centre, or you can join a scheduled tour.

Find out more about Guided Tours.

Colchester Visitor Information Centre
Hollytrees Museum
Castle Park
CO1 1UG Colchester

Email: Tel: 01206 282920