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  1. Beth Chatto Gardens
    World renowned gardens showcasing sustainable planting and 'the right plant for the right place'. Planted by the late Beth Chatto
    1. Hollytrees House framed by Wisteria
      The jewel in Colchester’s crown - an award-winning oasis of horticultural splendour boasting a children’s play area, putting green and boating lake.
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    2. Silhouette of a family watching a sealion
      Colchester Zoo is home to 240 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes! Listed as the 11th best zoo around the world and in the top 2 zoos in the UK as part of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Attractions.
      1. The fishing lake at High Woods Country Park
        High Woods Country Park is one of Colchester's best-loved beauty spots, with plenty of opportunities to relax, play and explore the large grounds.

        Number of results: 20

        1. Address

          Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL

          Telephone

          01206 331292

          Colchester

          Colchester Zoo is home to 240 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes! Listed as the 11th best zoo around the world and in the top 2 zoos in the UK as part of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Attractions.

        2. Address

          High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

          Telephone

          01206 282962

          Colchester

          The jewel in Colchester’s crown - an award-winning oasis of horticultural splendour boasting a children’s play area, putting green and boating lake.

        3. Address

          Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB

          Telephone

          01206 822007

          Colchester

          World renowned gardens showcasing sustainable planting and 'the right plant for the right place'. Planted by the late Beth Chatto

        4. Address

          St Osyth Road, Alresford, Essex, CO7 8AS

          Alresford

          Introducing Wyvernwood, an Enchanted Lost Kingdom that has existed for many centuries in a peaceful and beautiful setting near Colchester, in Essex.
          This extraordinary world has only recently been discovered by the outside world and provides the…

        5. Address

          Marks Hall Estate, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG

          Telephone

          01376 563796

          Coggeshall

          A tree collection from all the temperate areas of the world set in more than 200 acres of historic landscape provides interest and enjoyment throughout the year at Markshall Estate.

        6. Address

          Colchester Roman Circus Centre, Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7GZ

          Telephone

          01206 501785

          Colchester

          The site of the Colchester Roman circus (chariot-racing arena) was discovered in 2004. It was built in the early 2nd century CE and seems to have been in use for about 150 years. It is the only known Roman circus in Britain.

        7. Address

          Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7SP

          Telephone

          01206 230455

          Colchester

          20 acres of professionally designed gardens within woodland destroyed by the 1987 hurricane. Now a plantsman's paradise full of unusual plants for all year round colour.

        8. Address

          Church Road, Layer-de-la-Haye, Abberton, Essex, CO2 0EU

          Telephone

          01206 738172

          Abberton

          Conservation centre run by the Essex Wildlife Trust, at a site of international importance for winter wildfowl. Nesting cormorants, common terns and nightingales. Nature trails for all the family and bird hides. Shop selling gifts, optics and…

        9. Address

          East Mersea, East Mersea, Essex, CO5 8UE

          Telephone

          01206 383868

          East Mersea

          Cudmore Grove offers visitors a trip to the seaside with a difference at the eastern tip of Mersea Island. The park includes a sandy beach and open grassland, perfect for picnics and great views.

        10. Address

          Visitor Centre, Turner Road, Highwoods, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JR

          Telephone

          01206 853588

          Highwoods, Colchester

          High Woods Country Park is one of Colchester's best-loved beauty spots, with plenty of opportunities to relax, play and explore the large grounds.

        11. Address

          South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Fingringhoe, Essex, CO5 7DN

          Telephone

          01206 729678

          Fingringhoe

          Nature reserve over 200 acres of mixed habitat on the Colne Estuary. Nature trails, wheelchair access, bird hides, gift shop and visitor centre with tea room. Friendly atmosphere. Regular events for adults and children.

        12. Address

          Maldon Road, Colchester, CO3 4RN

          Telephone

          01206 282931

          Colchester

          The Archaeological Park is one of the most significant Iron Age and Roman sites in the country. Enjoy a walk and discover the highlights of the site with the interpretation boards around the Park.

        13. Address

          Flatford, East Bergholt, Manningtree, Essex, CO7 6UL

          Telephone

          01206 391153

          Manningtree

          A fabulous wildlife garden to inspire you to Give Nature a Home where you live. New family trail to get your children involved.

        14. Address

          Great Wigborough, Essex, CO5 7RZ

          Telephone

          01621 862960

          Essex

          A 700 acre coastal farm and the head office of Essex Wildlife Trust situated on the Blackwater Estuary. Visitors can see the success of the coastal realignment project and enjoy a fantastic, wildlife packed walk. An exemplar of how to farm…

        15. Address

          Dead Lane Ardleigh, Colchester, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7PF

          Telephone

          01206 231593

          Colchester

          Our stunning vineyard is open Wednesday - Sunday to explore. Stroll through the vines on the Vineyard Trail and spot the wildlife on Ardleigh Reservoir or just relax and take in the view on the terrace with a glass of wine.

        16. 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.

        17. Address

          Salary Brook, off Avon Way, Greenstead, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3YR

          Telephone

          01206 853588

          Greenstead, Colchester

          A local nature reserve on the edge of Greenstead and Longbridge with open aspect to farmland.

        18. Address

          Sussex Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3QJ

          Telephone

          01206 282739

          Colchester

          Hilly Fields offers an interesting mix of woodland, undulating paths and fantastic views.

        19. Address

          Green Lane, Boxted, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5TS

          Telephone

          01206 271136

          Colchester

          ** Closed until 2022** Dedham Vale Vineyard is set in 40 acres of vines, woods and pasture on the edge of the Dedham Vale, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

          Sample the wines and wander through the vines as you enjoy this glorious part of North…

        20. Address

          Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8SX

          Telephone

          01206 385900

          East Mersea

          Producers of fine wines and real ale (cask and conditioned).

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