Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Colchester Castle Museum
Flatford, East Bergholt, Suffolk, CO7 6UL, Tel: 01206 391153, (7 miles, 11kms)
RSPB Wildlife Garden with flower borders, wildflower meadow and orchard designed to create wildlife habitats and support biodiversity.
Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7SP, Tel: 01206 230455, (4 miles, 6kms)
20 acres of professionally designed gardens within woodland destroyed by the 1987 hurricane. Now a plantsman's paradise full of unusual plants for all year round colour.
Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ, Tel: 01206 282939, (0.0 miles, 0.0kms)
Colchester Castle is temporarily closed for 2013 for an exciting redevelopment. We will be creating new museum displays and improved visitor facilities. The Castle will re-open for Easter 2014. Visit our website for further details
Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH, Tel: 01206 577067, Email, (0.1 miles, 0.2kms)
firstsite is Colchester's contemporary visual arts organisation.
Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US, Tel: 01206 330784, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
Magnificent Tudor building with the tallest Gatehouse in Britain and 16th century Italianate terracotta. Climb the tower, visit the gardens, outbuildings dolls house, church and farm animals. Cafe and shop.
Castle Hill, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6AZ, Tel: 01206 322127, Email, (6 miles, 9kms)
The Home and Studios of Sir Alfred Munnings, PPRA.
East Bergholt Place, East Bergholt, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6UP, Tel: 01206 299224, Email, (8 miles, 12kms)
Garden and arboretum. 20 acres of beautiful grounds. Trees, shrubs and rare plants. Victorian walled garden houses specialist plant centre.
Parkeston, Essex, CO1 2PG, Tel: 01255 242000, (0.1 miles, 0.2kms)
Harwich International Port - East Anglia's only passenger port. Daily sailings to key destinations - your gate way to Europe and Scandinavia.
Little Wigborough, Essex, UK, Tel: 01376 562226, (7 miles, 11kms)
Situated on the remote and attractive Blackwater Estuary, they are part of the Blackwater site of Special Scientific Interest. The salt marshes are rich in overwintering wildfowl and wading birds.
Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RT, Tel: 01206 572422, Email, (1 miles, 2kms)
National Trust property, the mill was originally built as a fishing lodge in 1591 and features stepped "Dutch" gables. There is a millpond and some of the machinery, including the waterwheel which is intact and working.
Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL, Tel: 01206 331292, Email, (4 miles, 6kms)
One of Europe's finest zoos; with over 260 species and 50 daily displays including the chance to feed elephants and giraffes yourself!
Martello Tower, Point Clear, St Osyth, Essex, CO16 8NG, (8 miles, 13kms)
1810 Martello Tower, used by the Navy in WWII, known as H.M.S. Helder. Memorial to Flight Officer Ray King of 479th Fighter Group, pilot of a recovered P51D Mustang on display together with other WWII exhibits.
Museum to go, C/O The Museum resource centre, 14 Ryegate Rd, Colchester, CO1 1YG, Tel: 01206 507846, Email, (0.1 miles, 0.2kms)
The museum on wheels is Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service's van based, community focused mobile museum. It is a fun innovative, exciting resource, with objects, activities, things to touch, see, smell, play, discover and question.
Brightlingsea Road, Thorrington, Essex, CO7 8JJ, Tel: 01245 437677, Email, (6 miles, 10kms)
Early 19th century tide mill with its machinery, which has been fully restored. Wheel can be run for guided groups (subject to tide).
Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT, Tel: 01206 573948, Email, (0.4 miles, 0.6kms)
A highly respected regional theatre, home to the critically acclaimed Mercury Theatre Company, staging a broad mix of classic plays and new writing as well as working extensively within the local community.
Clarendon Way, North Station, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1XF, Tel: 01206 366566, (0.6 miles, 1kms)
Childsplay Adventureland is the premier indoor play facility for under 11's (maximum height 4' 5"). We have special areas for babies, toddlers and youngsters as well as a pleasant atmosphere for parents.
Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3LL, Tel: 01206 712999, Email, (0.7 miles, 1kms)
Professional concert hall / live music venue offering professional/student concerts, musicals, events and educational workshops. Concert hall capacity is 200, disabled access, licensed bar at selected events.
7 Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JN, Tel: 01206 577775, (0.3 miles, 0.5kms)
A modern cafe and art gallery serving breakfasts, lunches and superb coffee and cakes, all homemade.The gallery exhibits and sells paintings, ceramics and jewellery by leading local artists.