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The Balkerne Gate

Colchester's Roman Wall is the oldest and longest surviving town wall in Britain.

Essex & Suffolk Gliding Club

The Essex and Suffolk Gliding Club was established in the late 1950s. It has had several sites…

Tiptree Tea Room, Shop & Museum

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

Hollytrees Museum

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* An important part of Colchester's rich history with three centuries of…

High Woods Country Park

370 acres of woodland, grassland and wetland with path network, including circular walks and easy…

Jump Street Colchester

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

Mersea Island

Mersea Island is the perfect place for walking, whether you would like a short stroll of "The Old…

Firstsite Contemporary Art Gallery

*BACK OPEN FROM 24th JULY* Firstsite is Colchester's contemporary visual arts organisation.

Castle Park

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

Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Nature reserve over 200 acres of mixed habitat on the Colne Estuary. Nature…

Headgate Theatre

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* The Headgate is a very adaptable multi-purpose building with a variety of…

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…

DX's Rollerworld

*BACK OPEN FROM 15th AUGUST* DX's Rollerworld - internationally recognised as the finest…

The reconstructed starting gates at the Roman Circus

*BACK OPEN FROM 8th AUGUST* The site of the Colchester Roman circus (chariot-racing arena) was…

Colchester Castle Park

Welcome to the Castle Park and to a trail that leads you past some of our more interesting and…

Layer Marney Tower

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

A map of the Roman and Medieval Gates of Colchester

Colchester's 2000 year old Roman Walls have plenty of stories to tell. Walk the perimeter of the…

Pallot and Collins concrete artwork

Discover a series of concrete murals around Colchester Town Centre depicting its history and famous…

Public Footpath sign

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

Putt in the Park, Colchester

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

Colchester Climbing Project

Essex's only dedicated bouldering centre, Colchester Climbing Project allows you to scale walls up…

Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens

World renowned gardens planted by the late Beth Chatto to the mantra of 'right plant in the right…

Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve

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

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