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City Sightseeing UK - Colchester

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Address: Colchester, England

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My wife hated it and said it was a dump. A bit harsh. I thought it was good. The streets all set in squares it seems and it's easy to loose sense of direction. It's one of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2016
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The town has a nice park and a great zoo.However be aware if your driving in town of the poorly signed bus lane on North hill this lane has camera's and as i did you will recieve a fine.A typical money making scheme by a council as this road has hardly no congestion and is very wide and would not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

My wife hated it and said it was a dump. A bit harsh. I thought it was good. The streets all set in squares it seems and it's easy to loose sense of direction. It's one of the oldest towns in the UK but hasn't kept it's identity like york. I was most impressed by the range of independent shops,... More 

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Tain, United Kingdom
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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 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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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 

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London, United Kingdom
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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 

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Craiova,Romania
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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 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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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!

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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 

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Adelaide, Australia
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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.

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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 

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