- Category: Places to Visit
- Published on Monday, 26 November 2012 19:36
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Colchester is Britain's oldest recorded town, attracting 4.5million visitors every year. As well as
its unique heritage and history, and once the capital of Roman Britain, Colchester is a thriving,
modern town with many great visitor attractions, including family favourites such as Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle, making it just the place for a day trip, short-break or family holiday.
More information: www.visitcolchester.com
Set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, and with over 260 species to see, Colchester
Zoo is well worth a visit for a great day out!
More information: www.colchester-zoo.com
A visit to the award winning Colchester Castle Museum will take you through 2000 years of some
of the most important events in British history, featuring many hands-on displays. Since the 16th century, the Castle itself has been a ruin, a library and a gaol for witches. It is the largest keep
ever built by the Normans and was constructed on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius,
which can still be seen today.
More information: www.colchestermuseums.org.uk/castle/castle_index.html
Dedham Vale is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Essex-Suffolk border, embracing one of England’s most cherished landscapes. Picturesque villages, rolling farmland,
rivers, meadows, ancient woodlands and a wide variety of local wildlife combine to create what
many describe as the traditional English lowland landscape. In the heart of the beautiful
Dedham Vale, the charming hamlet of Flatford is the location for some of John Constable's
most famous pastoral paintings.
More information: www.dedhamvalestourvalley.org