Colchester attractions

Colchester attractions

Colchester EssexColchester lies in the county of Essex, a large county northeast of London with water on 2 sides. It has areas of flat agricultural scenery, undulating and pretty that suited English watercolourists. Narrow lanes wind through meadows past weather-boarded mills and unfenced fields, while flinty church towers can be seen from tree-lined hilltops. There are impressive historic towns such as Colchester to visit and charming villages of old houses such as Thaxted and Dedham.

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Attractions Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre, South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Essex, CO5 7DN. Tel: 01206 729678. The Visitor Centre - the Trust's first - was opened in 1975. With the superb Colne estuary on its doorstep, and surrounded by one of the finest nature reserves in the county, it is attractive to families, organised wildlife groups, school parties and walkers. Three miles south-east of Colchester.

Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre

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Attractions Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Church Rd, Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester, CO2 0EU. Tel: 01206 738172. The site offers excellent birdwatching opportunities over the 1200 acre reservoir, which is a Wetland of International Importance. There are facilities for the disabled in the Visitor Centre and boardwalk access to 2 of the 5 hides. The Visitor Centre is 6 miles SW of Colchester on the B1026 (a minor road linking Colchester and Maldon).

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

East Anglian Railway Museum Chappel Station

Attractions East Anglian Railway Museum Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS. Tel: 01206 242524. The Museum is a registered charity. The Museum has a wide collection of locomotives and rolling stock, some of which are fully restored and others are undergoing repair and restoration.Visitors are welcome to look around the shed and see our volunteers at work. Steam Train Rides. About 6 miles west of Colchester.

East Anglian Railway Museum Chappel Station

Attractions Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, Essex. CO9 3DJ. Tel: 01787 460261. A visit to the castle and its beautiful grounds is ideal for a family outing, and during the summer there are a variety of special events which bring its colourful history alive. Come and enjoy one of our exciting Jousting Tournaments or other entertainments. About 12 miles west of Colchester.

 Hedingham Castle

Attractions Colchester Zoo, Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL. Tel: 01206 331292. Colchester Zoo is constantly evolving to ensure our world class level of commitment to our animals. Colchester Zoo has over 200 species of animals; many of these are classified as endangered or vulnerable species. 41 species at Colchester are part of EEP or ESB breeding programmes (European Endangered species breeding programmes). About 3 miles west of Colchester.

Colchester Zoo

Attractions St Botolph's Priory. Nr Colchester Town station. Tel: 01206 282931. The 12th-century nave of the first Augustinian priory church in England, with an impressive west front. The remains of St Botolph's Priory are almost hidden among the town's sprawling growth over recent centuries, but worth searching out if visiting Colchester. English Heritage. Location: In the centre of Colchester.

St Botolph's Priory

Colchester Castle and Museum

Attractions Colchester Castle and Museum is situated in Castle Park at the eastern end of the High Street. Tel: 01206 282939. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William the Conqueror ordered castles to be built throughout England. Colchester was one of the sites chosen and work began in 1076. Displays 2000 years of some of the most important events in British history. Location: In the centre of Colchester.

Colchester Castle and Museum

Attractions Dedham Vale and Flatford - Constable Country. Flatford Mill is on the River Stour close to the Suffolk-Essex border. There is a tiny 16th century thatched cottage (Bridge Cottage) beside the river, now owned by the National Trust. Famous location for John Constable's idyllic pastoral paintings. About 4 miles north of Colchester.

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