Discover Colchester

Visit Colchester in 2024 and discover a historic city

Colchester is one of East Anglia’s finest historic destinations packed with over 2,000 years of history. As Britain’s First Roman City, there’s plenty for groups to discover in the city centre and surrounding areas.

We recommend starting your visit in the bustling city centre and take time to discover period architecture and historic sites around every corner. Pop into the Visitor Information Centre (located in the Hollytrees Museum in stunning Castle Park) for maps and guidance and then let your group explore under their own steam or book a guided walking tour, a terrific way to uncover hidden gems and treasures. All our guided tours are run by fully qualified city guides, meaning your tour is guaranteed to be well paced, entertaining and fully of historical facts.

For the history lovers build in time to visit the Roman Walls, the earliest, best preserved and the longest Roman city walls in Britain. Ensure you also stop off and take some time to visit St Botolph’s Priory and of course historic Colchester Castle.

Colchester Castle is built on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius, which was later destroyed by Queen Boudica and is now a modern museum packed full of ancient treasures from Colchester’s past. With regular and changing exhibitions and displays its one not to miss.

If modern art is your thing include a visit to Firstsite, Colchester’s stunning modern gallery. Even here Colchester’s history pops up in the form of a Roman mosaic re-laid where it was found, in the floor of this 21st Century architectural marvel, and like many of our city centre attractions its free to visit.

Alongside these destinations you will find a bustling and lively city centre with plenty of big named retailers, small independent boutiques and a huge variety of places to eat and drink.

Combine with a trip out to nearby popular group destinations like Constable Country, famous jam makers Wilkins and Sons at Tiptree, Beth Chatto Gardens or Layer Marney Tower a trip to Colchester in 2024 is cause for celebration.

Visit in 2024 and take advantage of a new group incentive package. Including FREE reserved coach parking, refreshment vouchers worth £10, plus FREE entry to historic Colchester Castle for drivers and couriers.

Visit our website to find out more and register at or call the friendly team on 01206 282939