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Address: Colchester, England
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Lots of History

My wife and I did the Historic Walking Tour, which we both found extremely interesting and informative. Our guide, who was very knowledgeable and friendly, took us through the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Tain, United Kingdom
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Tain, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I did the Historic Walking Tour, which we both found extremely interesting and informative. Our guide, who was very knowledgeable and friendly, took us through the History of Colchester from pre Roman times until fairly modern times. The walk lasted 2 hours and was suitable for anyone with normal ability. We and several other tourists found that... More 

Thank Highland-Birder
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Tis guest house was an ideal base to explore Colchester. Just out of the City with 2 local pubs in walking distance and away from main traffic routes. It was clean bright, comfortable with owners who really want to please. Breakfast marvellous and really sets you up for the day. The owners take great pains to provide exemplary accommodation and... More 

Thank Brianford
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Went to Colchester on a day trip full of expectation. What a boring place! If you are a student of Roman history then don't be put off. Or if you specifically want to visit the Zoo. But for the rest of us out on a day trip, the place just lacks any charm and doesn't seem to gel. Read one... More 

Thank Mimi316
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53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Nice town. Good shopping. Stayed in a lovely hotel, Wivenhoe House. expensive but worth it. Nice restaurants and plenty of things to see and do. Recommendations: Colchester is redeveloping its town centre I understand. There are far too many roundabouts which collectively cause chronic traffic congestion. This needs to be seriously addressed. The road to Stansted Airport is too busy... More 

Thank Palbear
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26 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Colchester is an ancient charming Roman city in Essex, England. It has a medieval castle with a beautiful park where you can see wonderful flowers and trees. In spring, the wonderful wisteria is in bloom and many colorful tulips enchant the visitors even at the Castle Park entrance. From near the castle the hills around the city can be seen.... More 

2 Thank carmen-rodica d
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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166 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Spent a half day here between cruises.A pleasant surprise.Amazing long history an interesting castle;a lovely walk in the park and an excellent cream tea.What more can you ask!

2 Thank John G
Hatfield Peverel, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Colchester is an amazing town - formerly the capital of England. The Romans built thick walls of brick and stone around it and remnants are still extant - the gateway and uphill Balkerne hill is flanked by substantial sections. The Mercury Theatre is always producing fascinating and varied plays with additional material from amateur companies and comedians. A moderately priced... More 

2 Thank Francesca060741
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

There is a mix of things to do and see in Colchester. A castle, remnants from antiquity, narrow lanes full of shops and wider streets with modern retail premises, are all to be found in the city. For a refreshing rest there is the Palace Gardens before going into the Town Hall for a well maintained historical building.

3 Thank GordonC313
Sydney, Australia
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1,895 reviews
1,221 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

It is argued that Colchester is the oldest town in Britain,yet as a commuter town,32km from London,it has a lot of pull in the offer of attractions,such as, Colchester Castle,the Victorian Town Hall and the Jumbo Water Tower. But the real draw is the football team,Colchester United and the University of Essex in one of the driest regions of the... More 

3 Thank shasha b
Brighton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We visited Colchester for a short two day break. It was the first time we had been there and we would definately go there again. The city centre is easy to walk around and public transport was very good. The train service from London was frequent. We enjoyed seeing the Roman walls and gate way and all the other historic... More 

3 Thank carol186273

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