Welcome to the Colchester Tourist Guides Association website
Please use the menu and links above to find out more about the work of the CTGA, it’s members, and the tours and services we provide. You can also follow us on Facebook using the link at the top of the page. We are currently (early 2022) running a new guiding course. We do not anticipate running another course in the near future.
Colchester is Britain’s ‘oldest recorded town’. We have Roman walls, gateways, and ruins of a Roman Theatre, a Roman Circus, and a Roman Temple. In recent years the Roman Circus, and the ‘Fenwick Hoard’ have come to light, adding even more detail about this period of our history. We have the largest Norman keep in the country, and the town was laid siege to in the English Civil War. Colchester is a thriving town, with new developments like firstsite, and a major investment in the Castle Museum, adding even more to what the town has to offer it’s residents and visitors.
Click here to browse details of some of the tourist attractions that Colchester has to offer.