top of page

Colchester is Britain's 'oldest recorded city'. We have Roman walls and gateways, as well as the ruins of a Roman Theatre, a Roman Circus, and a Roman Temple.


We have the largest Norman keep in the country, and the town was laid siege to in the English Civil War. Colchester is now also Britain's newest city and received this status from Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2022 as part of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.


It is a thriving city, with new developments like Firstsite, which was Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021, and a major investment in the Castle Museum, adding even more to what the town has to offer its residents and visitors.

bottom of page