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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…

Art exchange

*CLOSED UNTIL 28th SEPTEMBER 2020* Contemporary Art gallery on the University campus, showing…

Customers leaving the Mercury Theatre

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* A highly respected regional theatre, home to the critically acclaimed Mercury…

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 Dutch Quarter

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

Colchester Castle

*BACK OPEN FROM 23rd JULY* Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe and houses the…

East Mersea Beach

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

Lakeside Theatre

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Lakeside Theatre is a hidden gem. We present the best in touring fringe…

The Balkerne Gate

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

Sauna Cold Pool

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

Beth Chatto Gardens

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

Colchester Arts Centre

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* The home of live music, comedy, theatre, poetry, dance, children's shows,…

Colchester Heritage Trail book

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

Colchester Climbing Project

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

Tiptree Jam Museum

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

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…

DX's Rollerworld

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

Mersea Museum

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Exhibits of Mersea's social history, natural history, archaeology and fishing…

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…

Public Footpath sign

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

Layer Marney Tower

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

Bourne Mill

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* National Trust property, the mill was originally built as a fishing lodge in…

St Botolph's Priory at Sunset

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

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