Our walled town is known for its architecture, vibrant history and bustling, lively centre, home to major UK retailers and an array of independent shops and eateries.
You’re never far from an inspiring story in award-winning museums, art galleries and historic buildings. Enjoy tearooms, cafes, bars and restaurants serving food from across the world. Colchester’s exciting night scene has lots to offer too - clubs, theatres, live music venues and more.
Or visit Constable Country for the outstanding natural beauty of the Dedham Vale or Mersea Island, home to the famous Colchester Native Oyster.
Check out www.visitcolchester.com for information or call our friendly team at the VisitColchester Information Centre on 01206 282920.
Colchester Castle has wowed thousands of happy families since its £4.2mrevamp, making it one of the country’s leading heritage attractions. The eleventh-century Castle, situated in the beautiful award-winning Castle Park, is the biggest Norman Keep in Europe.
Explore 2,000 years in the life of Britain’s oldest recorded town and some of the most important archaeological finds in Britain. Marvel at the 3,000 year old Sheepen Cauldron, the tombstone of a Roman centurion and the Colchester Vase, one of the finest pots from Roman Britain.
All brought to life with the latest technology to give an experience you’ll never forget. Plus interactive, hands-on costumes to try, virtual chariot races and touch screen quizzes to delight the whole family.
For admission prices, opening hours and more visit www.cimuseums.org.uk or call 01206 282939.
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