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Colchester Castle

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

Colchester Heritage Trail book

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

A glider

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

Abberton Visitor Centre

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

St John's Abbey Gate

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

Fingringhoe Wick North View

Nature reserve over 200 acres of mixed habitat on the Colne Estuary. Nature trails, wheelchair…

Family Heritage Treasure Trail logo

One of the best things about Colchester is that there's so much to explore that's completely free.…

Public Footpath sign

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

Rollerworld Colchester

DX's Rollerworld - internationally recognised as the finest roller-skating rink in Europe. DX's…

Sauna Cold Pool

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

Colchester's Roman Trivia Trail - Download Now

Take a walk through Colchester Town Centre and discover fascinating facts about the Roman history…

Medieval Wall paintings in Copford Church

Celebrated 12th century apsidal church with magnificent colour medieval wall paintings, showing a…

Hollytrees Museum Exterior with Wisteria

An important part of Colchester's rich history with three centuries of fascinating toys, costume,…

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…

A metallic Raven way marker on the Town to Sea Trail

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

Natural History Museum Fossil Displays

Get up close to nature as you discover an interesting perspective on the local natural environment…

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…

Star jumps at Jump Street

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

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…

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 Headgate Theatre (sign)

The Headgate is a very adaptable multi-purpose building with a variety of attractive spaces. It has…

Jumbo Water Tower

Jumbo Water Tower was built in 1883 and once provided clean water to Colchester Town Centre. Today…

Mersea Museum

Exhibits of Mersea's social history, natural history, archaeology and fishing industry, including a…

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