Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of St James Church
Flatford, East Bergholt, Suffolk, CO7 6UL, Tel: 01206 391153, (6 miles, 10kms)
RSPB Wildlife Garden with flower borders, wildflower meadow and orchard designed to create wildlife habitats and support biodiversity.
Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP7 6BH, Tel: 01473 328006, (8 miles, 12kms)
Wolves Wood is one of the few remaining areas of the ancient woodland that used to cover East Anglia.
Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7SP, Tel: 01206 230455, (7 miles, 11kms)
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.
46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU, Tel: 01787 372958, (8 miles, 12kms)
Gainsborough’s House is the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough RA and shows an outstanding collection of his work. A varied programme of temporary exhibitions is also on show throughout the year. Gift, coffee shop and garden.
Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ, Tel: 01206 282939, (6 miles, 9kms)
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, (6 miles, 9kms)
firstsite is Colchester's contemporary visual arts organisation.
Castle Hill, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6AZ, Tel: 01206 322127, Email, (5 miles, 9kms)
The Home and Studios of Sir Alfred Munnings, PPRA.
Lindsey, Suffolk, IP7 6QA, Tel: 01223 582700, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
The chapel was almost certainly built to serve the nearby Castle of Lindsey, the earthwork remains of which are visible some 250m to the south-east, and it was probably founded by the de Cockfield family.
East Bergholt Place, East Bergholt, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6UP, Tel: 01206 299224, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
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, (6 miles, 10kms)
Harwich International Port - East Anglia's only passenger port. Daily sailings to key destinations - your gate way to Europe and Scandinavia.
The Library, Market Hill, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EN, Tel: 01787 881320, Email, (8 miles, 12kms)
Bourne Mill, Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RT, Tel: 01206 572422, Email, (7 miles, 11kms)
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, (8 miles, 12kms)
One of Europe's finest zoos; with over 260 species and 50 daily displays including the chance to feed elephants and giraffes yourself!
Museum to go, C/O The Museum resource centre, 14 Ryegate Rd, Colchester, CO1 1YG, Tel: 01206 507846, Email, (6 miles, 9kms)
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.
Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT, Tel: 01206 573948, Email, (6 miles, 9kms)
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, (5 miles, 8kms)
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, (6 miles, 9kms)
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, (6 miles, 10kms)
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.