Colchester Cottages

Explore the UK’s oldest recorded town with a visit to Colchester, with a history that dates back over 2,000 years. The town’s celebrated heritage is on full display at the Colchester Castle Museum, and for a distinctly Roman flavour, the Roman Wall and circus centre are not to be missed. Colchester is also rich in contemporary art, as Firstsite Gallery offers a generous collection of international artists, creative events, and activities for you to try your hand at. Bring the kids on a trip to Colchester Zoo and see over 270 species of animals both great and small, including leopards, giraffes, sea lions, penguins, butterflies, and much more! Perfect for a short break or a longer family holiday exploring the area, search our selection of Colchester cottages today.

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Inspiration of things to see and do in our cottages in Colchester

Colchester, the oldest recorded town in Britain, located in Essex, is rich in history and offers a blend of culture, heritage, and modern attractions. Explore the Roman walls, gates, and the remains of Roman theatres in the town, or enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Colchester's town centre with its shops, restaurants, and cafés.

Here are the top five things to see and do from our cottages in Colchester:

Colchester Castle

Explore Colchester Castle, a historic Norman fortress. Discover its fascinating exhibits, including artefacts from Roman times, interactive displays, and the castle's dungeons.

Colchester Zoo

Visit Colchester Zoo, one of the finest zoos in the UK. Enjoy close encounters with a diverse range of animals and learn about conservation efforts through interactive exhibits and talks.

Dedham Vale and Constable Country

Venture into Dedham Vale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and explore the landscapes that inspired famous painter John Constable. Take a walk along the River Stour and enjoy the stunning scenery.

Mersea Island

Take a short trip to Mersea Island, known for its seafood, beaches, and charming villages. Enjoy seafood restaurants, beachcombing, and scenic walks along the coastline.

Firstsite Art Gallery

Experience contemporary art at Firstsite, a contemporary visual arts gallery that hosts a diverse range of exhibitions, workshops, and events for all ages.

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