Dedham Vale

Dedham Vale is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is famously associated with the great English landscape…

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Layer Marney Tower

The tower is a beautiful Tudor gatehouse built in 1520. In fact, it is the tallest gatehouse in England. You…

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Mersea Island

Mersea Island is a 15 minute drive from Colchester. You reach it by crossing over a causeway, which sometimes floods…

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The Minories Galleries

The Minories Galleries is a professional contemporary art gallery run by Colchester School of Art. In the Minories, art and…

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Mercury Theatre

This is a highly respected regional theatre, home to the critically acclaimed Mercury Theatre Company. All throughout the year, interesting…

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Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo is one of the best in Europe. It has over 260 species and is set in 60 acres…

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Firstsite

This is a spectacular new gallery for contemporary visual art. At Firstsite you can see exhibitions by international artists. Recent…

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Hollytrees Museum

You can see how people lived in the past in this interesting museum which is free. The museum is set…

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Castle Park

Castle Park is a beautiful, well kept park. It is a place where young people, old people, and families can…

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