Colchester Travel guide
Colchester : Michelin's recommendations
Colchester became a Roman colony under Claudius in 50 AD. Its oysters soon became famous, and remain so today. After the Conquest, the town became the site of the largest Norman keep and one of the richest priories in Europe. The oyster remained the main source of wealth until the Middle Ages, when wool took over. Today, Colchester very much epitomises the economically thriving southeast of England.
Tourist attractions Colchester : Things to see and do
High Street GB - Colchester CO1 1TJ
Built with 4-m thick walls on the vaults of the Roman Temple of Claudius, its massive dimensions (46 m by 34 m) are one and a half times those of the White Tower in the Tower of London. It is now a museum housing one of the largest collections in Bri..
Priory Street GB - Colchester CO1
Only the skeleton remains of the 12C priory, yet it gives an idea of its size. Built, like the castle, of Roman brick, only the piers, west front (with the earliest circular windows in Britain) and the 37 m nave now remain.
GB - Colchester CO1 1UP
The 3 m-thick Roman walls encircling the town centre are made of cemented stone between brick bonding courses. They are best viewed from Balkerne Hill , where Balkerne Gate, with arches and flanking towers, extends 9 m in front of the wall.
Cowdray Avenue GB - Colchester CO1 1UT
Just 800 metres from Colchester Railway Station and the heart of the town centre, the hotel offers spacious and modern en suite rooms and free parking. The Premier Inn Colchester Central has a good location, close to all that Colchester has to offe..
43 High Street GB - Colchester CO1 1DJ
"The Red Lion Hotel was built in 1465 and is in the centre of Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town. The historical building has original Tudor features, including wooden beams.The Red Lion Hotel is one of the oldest inns in the area. The i..
East Street GB - Colchester CO1 2TZ
The oldest Hotel in England's oldest recorded town. The BEST WESTERN Rose and Crown Hotel, originally a 14th century posting house, lovingly restored to a modern day hotel. Nine executive rooms featuring flat screen LCD televisions, air-conditioning,..