Things to see and do in and around Colchester
Popular local attractions
There’s lots to do near Colchester. Within a 15 minute drive you can discover the rich history of the first Roman city in England at Colchester Castle Museum, see animal antics at Colchester Zoo, and appreciate the enduring charm of Constable Country at Flatford Mill. Further afield is the ancient port of Harwich and the bustling small city of Ipswich.
A 5-10 minute drive will take you to Colchester rail station with trains connecting to London Liverpool Street in less than an hour. Flights are serviced by London Stansted Airport, just 33 miles away.
- Ardleigh Reservoir
- Colchester Zoo
- Stour Estuary RSPB Reserve
- Jumbo Water Tower
- Marks Hall Gardens & Arboretum