Colchester Zoo is home to over 260 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes and are proudly listed as in the top 2 zoos in the UK as part of the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Attractions.
During your vis...
Traces of the English Civil War
The Medieval door of this old port church still bears the holes made by troops for muskets to go through during the English Civil War.
Over the nave is an elegant 16th century h...
Built of Recycled Roman Brick
St Martinâ€™s lies southeast of Colchester Town Hall, a spectacular Medieval survivor with a massive truncated tower.
Many reused Roman bricks may be seen in its exterior, especially in its tower. Although there is evidence of...
A Harmonious Jumble of Centuries Past
St Maryâ€™s is believed to have Saxon origins - though much of the church is 14th century, reused Roman bricks pepper the walls and buttresses and the north wall is 1,000 years old.
Remote from its...
Fine Family Monuments Beneath a Spectacular Roof
This is an early 16th century Tudor brick addition to the former church of St Michael, built as a burial chapel for the Audley family.
It is notable for its superbly carved and ...
The Munnings Art Museum is home to the largest collection of paintings by the artist Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959).
The collection is displayed throughout the elegant rooms of Castle House, his home for forty years.
The House, grounds, Studio and Ga...
This beautiful and instructive garden was begun in 1960 and uses a very wide range of plants, mostly species, chosen for their foliage and form as much as for their flowers. Beth Chatto's planting is based largely on ecological principles, following her lat...