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Welcome to the website of the Colchester Tourist Guides Association.

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.  We have highlighted below some of the tourist attractions that Colchester has to offer.

You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook using the links at the top of the page. 

We are currently recruiting to a Level 3 Green Badge Guiding Course for Colchester,  which offers an opportunity to become a qualified professional tourist guide.  Click here for more details.

[Update June 29th 2016 : The CTGA is pleased to announce that the fee for this course (£450) now includes Institute of Tourist Guiding examination fees.]

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About Colchester


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.


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