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Review of Dutch Quarter

Dutch Quarter
Ranked #23 of 67 things to do in Colchester
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

An area of old houses and bulldings. Many are Listed and 16th / 17th Century. It is a short cut from the High Street to Castle Park, much of it is pedestrians only.

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

This area is in the centre of the town and is literally a street behind the high street. I was amazed this area is so close to the shops. The houses are crooked and walking up and down the narrow pavements gives you a sense of how life might have been. Many are as much as possible unaltered and it was a bit of history while the girls shopped.

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

In the long distant past I worked in the house where the Taylor sisters once lived. At the time I was aware of the area but not actively enthusiastic.
It is a while since I walked the area but went back recently.
The Dutch Quarter is a small group of streets sandwiched between the High Street, Castle Park, North Hill and St Peter's Street (line of old Town Wall). It contains many houses which are old, quaint but basically of little interest having been renovated. Hidden amongst these are many of much greater interest and can be found either by joining one of the guided tours, aid of a guide book or just by wandering and exploring. With the exception of St Helena's Chapel none are open to the public.
Situated on the slope leading down to the River Colne this is not wheelchair friendly territory.

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

We visited Colchester in July 2009 and being Dutch myself, a Dutch Quarter raised my curiosity. However, this turned out to be a couple of old houses in the same area. A few were very special. However, the pavement was narrow and the cars not nil. OK if you don't expect an atmosphere.

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Worth a visit but hidden behind the High Street. Many old half timbered houses line narrow streets that run from the High Street down the hillside.

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