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Colchester

Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.
Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.

General Information

Colchester is located in East AngliaEnglandUnited Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.  In the Middle Ages Colchester developed into an important weaving centre and in the 16th century, it became home to a number of immigrant Flemish weavers who settled here.  The area became known as the Dutch Quarter, which to this day shows the original tall houses and steep, narrow streets.

Tourists are attracted to Colchester not just for its history and heritage but as a modern, thriving town with many things to do and see to keep the whole family entertained.

Things to do and see in Colchester

There are many attractions in and around Colchester to keep all ages of tourists entertained.  Some of the activities are :-

  • Hollytrees Museum
  • Castle Museum
  • Layer Marney Tower - tallest Tudor gatehouse in Britain
  • Beth Chatto Garden
  • Colchester Zoo
  • Colchester Castle
  • Mersea Island - home of the famous Colchester oysters

Please see the activities directory for more information.

Accommodation in Colchester

There is a large variety of accommodation options in and around this city;  from bed and breakfasts and hotels to inns.  Please view the accommodation directory which gives tourists an extensive choice.

Restaurants and Businesses in Colchester

There are several restaurants for the fine diner, as well as some wonderful street dining and the many pubs which provide superb local fare.  

There are many businesses in the city which provide various outlets from retail to industry and wholesale.  

View the restaurant and business directories for more information, or add your own free business listing.

Colchester Tourism Office Information
Web address: http://www.visitcolchester.com/
Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.Colchester is located in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.

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