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Things To Do Highlights

Layer Marney Tower

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

Hollytrees Museum Exterior with Wisteria

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

Colchester Arts Centre

The home of live music, comedy, theatre, poetry, dance, children's shows, clubs, farmer's markets,…

Colchester Castle

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

The Headgate Theatre (sign)

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

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…

Star jumps at Jump Street

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

The Balkerne Gate

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

The Dutch Quarter

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

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…

Colchester Castle Park

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

A glider

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

Sauna Cold Pool

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

Colchester Heritage Trail book

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

Colchester - A Walking Tour of the Roman and Medieval Gates

'Walking the walls' is a great way to explore Colchester's history. This circular walk takes you…

Mersea Island

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

Rollerworld Colchester

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

Inside Colchester's Roman Theatre

The theatre mentioned in Tacitus' account of the Boudican attack on Colchester was probably on the…

Art exchange

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

A metallic Raven way marker on the Town to Sea Trail

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

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…

Fingringhoe Wick North View

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

Firstsite Contemporary Art Gallery

Firstsite is Colchester's contemporary visual arts organisation.

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