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image for Guided Tour item typeColchester Heritage Tour with Sir Bob Russell

Guided Tour, from 3 Nov 2019

Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Arts Centre

Details

Enjoy an entertaining and fact-filled walk around the country's oldest recorded town, in the company of former Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell.

The thing is, there's just so much history in Colchester - far too much to fit in to one walk. So there is now three different versions - A, B and X- all starting at Colchester Arts Centre. They will run alternately - so if you enjoyed one, why not try the others?!

Tours start at 10am unless otherwise specified.

"The routes will embrace ancient and modern" says Sir Bob, who is also a former Mayor of Colchester as well as being the Town's MP for the past 18 years.

The estimated time of the walk, with stops for commentary, is two hours.
Places on each tour are limited to a maximum of 20 people.

Tours A & B focus on the town centre, tour X is “A Roam Around Roman Colchester” with its main feature being walking the entire length of the Roman Circus.

Sir Bob is also willing to do tours for groups and "specials" for individuals on other days of the week - minimum donation request of £25. Alternatively Sir Bob also gives talks to organisations, in support of his “Twinkle Star” statue fund. He has three subjects: Colchester’s history, which feature his Heritage Walks; reflections on his 18 years as Colchester MP; and the history of Colchester’s schools. For this please contact Sir Bob directly on: sir.bob.russell@hotmail.com


PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL!

All tickets £5 per person.
Proceeds will go towards a project by Sir Bob to erect a statue of sisters Jane and Ann Taylor who in 1806, in Colchester, wrote arguably the world's favourite nursery rhyme: "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star".

Tour starts at 10am prompt from outside the Colchester Arts Centre Box Office in Church Street (adjacent to the Quaker Meeting House).

Sensible walking shoes and emergency brolly recommended!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 3 Nov 2019
Sun 1 Dec 2019

Prices

All tickets £5 per person.

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Address

Church Street,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO1 1NF

Directions

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Map reference: TL 993251  Lat: 51.88880 Long: 0.89475

Colchester Arts Centre Parking

The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.

By Public Transport

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue.

The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus.

There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality