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.

Due to its large size, the 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 official town guides tend to use.



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


 We also have a few dedicated web pages for particular locations of interest in the town that you may also want to visit during your virtual tour.

Colchester Castle

Colchester's Cemetery

Colchester's Town Wall

Camulodunum Heritage Park


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First created June 2000

but reconfigured October 2021