The Oldest Recorded Town in Britain.
This site is for those of you who would like to get to know Colchester a little better, but cannot do the real thing. It is therefore - a virtual tour. (It is also the most popular web page on the whole Camulos site - even more popular than the home page. Why is that? Who uses it? Please let me know on the poll below, and any comments you may have as to how to improve. We had received 10,000 visitors by 28th October 2004 with an average of 45 visitors a day during that month. On 9th December 2005 we hit 30000 visitors, with an average 70 hits per day for that month.)
Don't worry! It is quite safe! The traffic noise is inaudible, you can ignore the cars, the buses and everybody else. The weather is perfect so, sit back, I am about to take you on a
of my town.
For ease of navigation, this virtual tour is divided up into sections. You can start where you like but I suggest starting at and working through.
I have based the A to D basic tour on the walking heritage tour route that the official town guides use. The difference being that this one is absolutely free, and you don't need to get out of your chair to enjoy it.
Please click on any letter below to begin your tour.
War Memorial, Castle, Hollytrees, Castle Park, St Helena
Dutch Quarter, Stockwell, Town Hall
Red Lion, St John's Abbey Gate, Scheregate, Trinity Church, Tymperleys
Culver Precinct, St Mary at the Walls, Roman Wall, Balkerne Gate, Jumbo
Extra Places and End of the main tour
To see more of Colchester's heritage sites, please explore the following links:
download the Roman Colchester leaflet
We also have this leaflet in Dutch.
Please click on the flag.
download the Walls of Colchester leaflet
We also have this leaflet in Italian.
Please click on the flag.
download the Iron Age Colchester leaflet
Our Wonderful Tymperleys
Your Virtual Tour Guide is to be
If you are planning a trip to Colchester and would like to do the real thing, I will be pleased to take you around my town - absolutely free of charge! Please give me a bit of warning and, if I am free, I will be pleased to meet up with you. I cannot guide you around the inside of the castle as I am not allowed to! However, the Colchester Magical History Tour, the Colchester Roman Heritage Trail and the Colchester Town Walls Tour will each require stout shoes, suitable clothing and two hours of your time.
For a wider tour I can offer an individual tour by motorcycle. Please go here for further information. Alternatively, you can always take the tour bus that operates from the Castle Gates during summer months - or you can pay to do the Official Town Guide Tour with qualified tour guides by application to the Visitor Information Centre, close by the Castle.
Thank you for visiting us.
since June 2000
but last updated