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A

 

GUIDED

TOUR

OF

COLCHESTER

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. 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, we are about to take you on a

of our wonderful town.

For ease of navigation, this virtual tour is divided up into sections. You can start where you like but we suggest starting at and working through. We have based the A to D basic tour on the walking heritage tour route that the real 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 and perhaps print off our heritage leaflets:

The

Heritage Trail

 

download the

Roman Colchester leaflet

here

We also have this leaflet in Dutch.

For a Dutch version, please click on the flag.

 

 

download the

Walls of Colchester leaflet

here

We also have this leaflet in Italian.

For an Italian version, please click on the flag.

 

 

download the

Iron Age Colchester leaflet

here

 

 

download the

Colchester Roman Circus leaflet

here

 

 

download the

Post Roman leaflet

here

 

 

 

download the

Colchester Military Heritage leaflet

here

Tymperleys

Clock

Museum

now closed due to funding cuts

(but we still have the pictures of

how it once was!)

 

 

download the

Colchester Heritage Sites leaflet

here

 

 

Our

Visitor Information Centre

will sell you

an excellent guide to this site.

 

 

Our Wonderful

 

Our

Visitor Information Centre

will sell you

an excellent guide to this site.

 

 

  

Your Virtual Tour Guide is to be

Sdapeze

If you are planning a trip to Colchester and would like to do the real thing, Sdapeze will be pleased to take you around his town - absolutely free of charge! Please give him a bit of warning and, if free, he will be pleased to meet up with you. He cannot guide you around the inside of the castle as he is 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.

Also, search Facebook for Colchester Heritage Tours, for up to date information about unofficial tours.

For a wider tour, 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.

 

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