Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Colchester

Colchester Castle

Built in 1076 on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius, England’s largest surviving Norman keep is bigger than that of the Tower of London. Over the centuries it’s been a royal residence, a prison and home…
Arts Centre in Colchester

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Colchester's shiny, curved, glass-and-copper arts centre brings the town bang up to date. It’s as striking inside as out: installations flow seamlessly into one another amid a wealth of space and light. Temporary vi…
Museum in Colchester

Hollytrees Museum

It's like walking into a period drama: a Georgian town house dating from 1718, filled with toys and costumes, watches and clocks. Reminders of the domestic life of the wealthy owners and their servants are everywher…
Area in Colchester

Dutch Quarter

The best of the city's half-timbered houses and rickety roof lines are clustered together in this Tudor enclave just a short stroll north of High St. The area remains as a testament to the 16th-century Protestant we…