Its no surprise that Colchester's heritage, history & attractions appeals to more than 4.5m tourists every year.
Colchester is easy to visit from across the UK and beyond. Up-to- date and thriving shops, award-winning museums and lively sports centres sit side by side (and sometimes within) ancient buildings: the Norman castle built on Roman foundations is a must-see. If you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, explore the bicycle trails around Colchester and its world-famous countryside or visit the coast for sea-fresh air and oysters. Come back to town in the evening for a great meal and good company.
Colchester is steeped in history and has a variety of museums and attractions which display and exploit that heritage. Its ecletic mix of contemporary culture and national importance make it a must visit place to see in the East of England.