Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle is an iconic landmark in the centre of town. It was built by the Normans on the site…

Castle Park

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

Hollytrees Museum

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

Firstsite

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

Colchester Zoo

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

Mercury Theatre

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

The Minories Galleries

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

Mersea Island

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

Layer Marney Tower

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

Dedham Vale

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