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Public Footpath sign

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

Hollytrees House framed by Wisteria

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

Gosbecks Archaeological Park (sign)

The Archaeological Park is one of the most significant Iron Age and Roman sites in the country.…

Tiptree Jam Museum

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

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…

Medieval Wall paintings in Copford Church

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

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…

Jumbo Water Tower

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

St John's Abbey Gate

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

A glider

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

East Mersea Beach

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

JobServe Community Stadium home to Colchester United

Colchester United was formed in 1937 and the club currently plays in League 2. In August 2008 the…

Mersea Island

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

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…

Hollytrees Museum Exterior with Wisteria

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

Exercise in a swimming pool

Leisure World Colchester is one of East Anglia's largest sports, leisure, recreation and…

The Headgate Theatre (sign)

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

Colchester Castle Park

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

Star jumps at Jump Street

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

The Wivenhoe trail runs beside the Colne (to the left in this image) snaking between Colchester and Wivenhoe.

TeXt reads "New! Downloadable Walking T

Follow our downloadable map along the The Wivenhoe Trail from Colchester town centre to the…

Beth Chatto Gardens

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

Lakeside Theatre

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

Pallot and Collins concrete artwork

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

Fingringhoe Wick North View

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

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