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About Colchester

Colchester, the first Roman city and the oldest recorded town in Britain is a beautiful provincial town located in Essex. However, besides having an interesting history and heritage, Colchester is a thriving cosmopolitan town popular for its lively and diverse shopping opportunities. The University of Essex is famous, with students from all over the world coming to study here. Given the fact that students from various cultures come here, you can expect to hear several languages like French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Dutch etc. in the city.

The continental climate of Colchester, with its hot summers, chilly winters, year-long sunshine and low rainfall, makes the land ideal for growing strawberries and roses, and making delicious English wine. Take cheap flights to Colchester to witness the old but happening city and, of course, taste its English wine and strawberries.

The historical attractions of the town are good reasons to take cheap flights to Colchester. Castle Park, located in the grounds of Colchester Castle, hosts a number of events like music festivals, cricket matches, fireworks etc.

The Hedingham Castle is located on the 600 acre area of landscaped woodlands and gardens. The beauty of the structure is not just historical but also romantic and wild.

Another historical landscape of Colchester is Layer Marney Tower which was built during the reign of Henry VIII. From the tower, you can get mesmerizing views of River Blackwater, wildlife walk, outbuildings, church etc. Besides the panoramic views it offers, the tower is also well-known for its exquisite architecture and gardens.

The city has three famous museums: The Castle Museum, The Hollytrees Museum and The Natural History Museum.

A day at Colchester Zoo can be a day well-spent with your family. The zoo houses some of the best primate and cat population, and has also won the award for ‘Large Visitor Attraction of the Year’.

You may also go for a fun ride on an open-top bus, touring around the city to get a comprehensive overview. Mersea Island, an estuary on River Blackwater, can be visited from the city. So can be a small fishing town called Wivenhoe

The hotels in Colchester are exceptional with world-class amenities.

Information about travelling to Colchester

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Airports near Colchester

London City Airport (London)
London Gatwick Airport (London)
Heathrow (London)
Luton Airport (London)
Stansted (London)