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Beth Chatto Gardens

World renowned gardens showcasing sustainable planting and 'the right plant for the right place'.…

The Dutch Quarter

Located just north of the High Street and includes: Maidenburgh Street, West Stockwell Street, East…

Screenshot of St Botolph's Priory from teh Ancient Colchester App

The Ancient Colchester App developed by Colchester & Ipswich Museums allows you to wander around…

Bourne Mill

National Trust property, the mill was originally built as a fishing lodge in 1591 and features…

The fishing lake at High Woods Country Park

High Woods Country Park is one of Colchester's best-loved beauty spots, with plenty of…

The Mercury Theatre, with Jumbo Water Tower in the background

A highly respected regional theatre, home to the critically acclaimed Mercury Theatre Company,…

Putt in the Park, Colchester

An adventure golf course and clubhouse cafe, set in the beautiful and historic surroundings of…

Lakeside Theatre

Lakeside Theatre is a hidden gem. We present the best in touring fringe theatre performances, home…

St John's Abbey Gate

Dating from the 15th century this fine flint flushwork gatehouse just off St John's Green has a…

Sauna Cold Pool

The ultimate health spa experience. Providing you with a complete environment of rest and…

Art exchange

Contemporary Art gallery on the University campus, showing temporary exhibitions and associated…

Public Footpath sign

The Essex Way is an 81 mile walk from Epping to Harwich, which will lead you through ancient…

East Mersea Beach

Cudmore Grove offers visitors a trip to the seaside with a difference at the eastern tip of Mersea…

The reconstructed starting gates at the Roman Circus

The site of the Colchester Roman circus (chariot-racing arena) was discovered in 2004. It was built…

A metallic Raven way marker on the Town to Sea Trail

A riverside walking trail from Colchester's town centre to the historic port.

Green Island GArdens

20 acres of professionally designed gardens within woodland destroyed by the 1987 hurricane. Now a…

Colchester Heritage Trail book

This excellent self-guided walking tour of the Town Centre's key historical sites is available to…

Abberton Visitor Centre

Conservation centre run by the Essex Wildlife Trust, at a site of international importance for…

Layer Marney Tower

Magnificent Tudor building with the tallest Gatehouse in Britain and 16th century Italianate…

Hollytrees House framed by Wisteria

The jewel in Colchester’s crown - an award-winning oasis of horticultural splendour boasting a…

Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe and houses the town's main museum

Tiptree Jam Museum

Tiptree is the home of the Wilkin family - where from 1885 the first Tiptree jam was made.…

Star jumps at Jump Street

Jump Street trampoline parks offer jump sessions in Essex, suitable for both adults & children.…

An impressive front view of St Botolph's Priory

The first English Augustinian priory church, founded at the end of the eleventh century from the…

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