Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Colchester
Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ, Tel: 01206 282939, (0.1 miles, 0.2kms)
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
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.
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.
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.
Castle Hill, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6AZ, Tel: 01206 322127, Email, (6 miles, 9kms)
The Home and Studios of Sir Alfred Munnings, PPRA.
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.
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.
Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH, Tel: 01206 577067, Email, (0.2 miles, 0.3kms)
firstsite is Colchester's contemporary visual arts organisation.
Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL, Tel: 01206 331292, Email, (3 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!
Parkeston, Essex, CO1 2PG, Tel: 01255 242000, (0.2 miles, 0.4kms)
Harwich International Port - East Anglia's only passenger port. Daily sailings to key destinations - your gate way to Europe and Scandinavia.
Colchester Central Library, 21 Trinity Square, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JB, Tel: 01206 245900, Email, (0.3 miles, 0.5kms)
Exhibiting in an Essex library is a great way to get your artwork shown to a large audience, many of whom would not normally go to an art gallery or museum.
Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF, Tel: 01206 500900, Email, (0.3 miles, 0.5kms)
The home of live music, comedy, theatre, poetry, dance, children's shows, clubs, farmer's markets, gigs and more.
Clarendon Way, North Station, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1XF, Tel: 01206 366566, (0.5 miles, 0.8kms)
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.
Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT, Tel: 01206 573948, Email, (0.3 miles, 0.5kms)
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.
Hythe Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2PN, (0.0 miles, 0.0kms)
For many years the church of the port of Colchester, St Leonard's and its impressive tower stand just above the river. A delightful and light interior was beautified by the Victorians and contains some fine stained glass.
School Road, Messing, Essex, CO5 9TH, Tel: 01621 815219, Email, (8 miles, 12kms)
Relax by walking through artists and wildlife gardens. A junior farm and children's play area will ensure everybody will have a memorable day. Café, pottery and crafts for sale.
74 High Street, East Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UE, Tel: 01206 712437, Email, (0.2 miles, 0.3kms)
The Minories Art Gallery is a professional contemporary art gallery managed by Colchester School of Art.
Green Lane, Aldham, Colchester, CO6 3RE, Tel: 01206 571070, (5 miles, 8kms)
Church of England parish church in Aldham near Colchester.
High Street, Colchester, CO1 1DN, Tel: 01206 282941, (0.2 miles, 0.3kms)
Discover and interesting 'hands-on' perspective on the local natural environment from the Ice Age right up to today. Explore the garden trail and stag beetle exhibition, free entry.
High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ, Tel: 01206 282962, Email, (0.2 miles, 0.3kms)
The jewel in Colchester’s crown - an award-winning oasis of horticultural splendour boasting a children’s play area, putting green and boating lake.
Colchester, Essex, CO2 7EE, Tel: 01206 572641, (0.3 miles, 0.4kms)
The first St Botolph's Church was built where the ruins of St Botolph's Priory Church now stand.
Langham Lane, Langham, Nr Colchester, Essex, CO4 5NW, Tel: 01206 865275, Email, (4 miles, 6kms)
Boxted Airfield Museum station 150. The most important US fighter base in the UK in WW2.
University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, Tel: 01206 873261, (2 miles, 3kms)
Lakeside Theatre is a hidden gem. We present great performances, original theatre, children's shows, contemporary music, comedy nights and local groups. Set in parkland with café, lakes, sculptures and ducks. Twitter @lakesidetheatre
Town Hall Galleries, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1DH, Tel: 01473 433554, Email, (0.1 miles, 0.1kms)
An enchanting and FREE day out not to be missed! You can enjoy a variety of events and exhibitions throughout the year.