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Just a Gatehouse

It's quite impressive to look at but that is it, no rooms that can go in or anything like that... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2017
Dan B
Pershore, United Kingdom
50th At the Officers club

We went to the Officers Club which is only accessed by going through St Johns Gate. This is a... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2017
Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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Colchester CO1 1RQ, England
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

It's quite impressive to look at but that is it, no rooms that can go in or anything like that. There are many of these up & down the country & would say better ones but like St Botolph's Priory if passing then have a...More

Thank Dan B
Reviewed January 9, 2017

We went to the Officers Club which is only accessed by going through St Johns Gate. This is a excellent venue having a lovely set of interconnecting rooms that can all be opened up to form a larger area. There is a very good well...More

Thank PartyMason
Reviewed October 29, 2016

very difficult to find as signage was rubbish! not really much to see but a good photo opportunity. there are some signs to give you the history of the location.

Thank ForeverKatie
Reviewed September 21, 2016

If you like your architecture and historical buildings this is worth the walk. The 15th century gatehouse is well preserved (by English Heritage). Didn't go on a guided tour but there is an information board nearby which gives you the history of the gatehouse. It...More

Thank DRMR119
Reviewed August 14, 2016

We had some difficulty in finding this gateway because of a complete lack of signage, and it is rather a trek to reach it from the town centre. The 15th century gateway is very well preserved and well worth the effort of finding it.

Thank mjc404
Reviewed February 27, 2016

Beautifully restored and maintained and a a striking remnant of a once-proud Abbey.A most impressive jewel, when you can you find it. Few signs. Unfortunately my visit was marred and cut short by the presence of a 'wino' who had taken up residence in one...More

Thank Colin G
Reviewed October 6, 2015

Wonderful hidden piece of Colchester's history. The architecture is very impressive and definitely worth a visit.

Thank Hollyncharlie
Reviewed September 27, 2015

We visited on one of the recent 'heritage open days' but you can visit at any time, I believe (English heritage administered). There's not really much left to see in and of itself but we had the benefit of an enthusiastic guide (heritage open day!)...More

Thank SFM1959
Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Impressive gate remnant with plaque indicating the history. Built after a pleasant revolt which I'd like to know more about. Just a few minutes from the station so worth stopping by on route to town.

Thank Jay P
Reviewed October 2, 2014

More or less all that is left of the original Benedictine abbey of the 12th century. A splendid monument.

Thank sdapeze
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