Welcome to Colchester! An historic Essex town, Britain’s first city and former capital of Roman Britain. Its rich history dates back over 2000 years and is ripe for exploring. But it’s not all about the past, 21st Century Colchester is a thriving, modern town with first class visitor attractions, including the family favourites Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle, as well as fantastic places to eat, drink and shop.
The town boasts one of the top 50 museum collections in the country as well as one of the country’s leading contemporary art galleries at Firstsite. The award-winning Castle Museum is an absolute must-see, there’s the town’s much-loved department store, Fenwicks, and Castle Park provides a perfect escape just off the High Street.
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