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Colchester is Britain’s oldest recorded town, with a story stretching back over 2000 years. Join one of our official town guides on a guided walk and explore the dramatic events that have shaped the town, from the destruction of Roman Camulodunum to the Civil War Siege of 1648 and beyond.

Tours run weekly, led by our experienced and fully qualified town guides, meaning your tour is guaranteed to be well paced, entertaining, and factually accurate.

You can book in advance by using our online booking system or calling the Visitor Information Centre on 01206 282920 or turn up on the day. Places are limited so advance booking is recommended, particularly during the peak season. 

Tours are suitable for all ages, however due to the historic nature of some of the sites patrons with access requirements are advised to contact the Visitor Information Centre in advance and the suitability of the tour can be advised or appropriate adjustments made.

Tours start at the Visit Colchester Information Centre, located in Hollytrees Museum in Castle Park.

Restrictions on dog walkers in upper Castle Park mean the tours are not normally suitable for dogs, except assistance dogs.


PLUS: Price includes a 10% off voucher for food and dirnk in the cafe bar at the Mercury Theatre (T&C's apply)

For large groups, private tours are available which can be run on a theme of your choosing, and at a time convenient for you. Contact the Visitor Information Centre for more information.

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£5 per Adult, £3.50 per child (5 - 15 years)

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Road Directions

The Visit Colchester Information Centre is located in Hollytrees Museum, located in Castle ParkAccessible by Public Transport: Colchester station is 1 mile away.

Guided Tour: From Camulodunum to Colchester

Type:Guided Walk

Visit Colchester Information Centre, Hollytrees Museum, Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

Tel: 01206 282920

Opening Times

Season (3 July 2021 - 11 Dec 2021)