Introducing

The George Hotel

Restored to its former glory, and featuring a stylish bar, lounge and restaurant,
The George Hotel has proudly sat on Colchester High Street for over 500 years.
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Introducing

Tea at The George

Stylish and elegant, the Tea room is adorned with paneling, mirrors, cherry blossom,
and lavish flowers, showcasing Colchester’s historic charm and history.
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Visit & Explore Colchester - Britain's First City

Colchester is acclaimed to be Britain's first city, and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester, Essex. With many incredible attractions, pubs, restaurants, shops, and events taking place throughout the year it is a favourite tourist destination, especially during the summer months. Today, Colchester is a thriving city centre, surrounded by inspiring rural landscapes, making it just right for a family holiday or a short break.

In the Spotlight

Today's featured businesses and attractions in Colchester

Tea at The George

Here at Tea at The George, we invite you to join us and be served up a cup of history as you discover an unforgettable tea party, inspired by Victorian elegance and eclectic design.

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The George Hotel

Stay, Explore and Discover the Fully refurbished Essex based Iconic hotel with 500 years of history and character. Quirky Rooms, Bar, Restaurant, Afternoon Tea room and Event space for…

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Things to Do in Colchester

Discover things to do for your day out in Colchester

Colchester Zoo

During your visit to Colchester Zoo, you will see many species from around the world and can learn more about them at our fantastic daily encounters.

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Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa

Whether you’re looking for a hotel break, a relaxing spa day or a round of golf on one of our two championship courses, we have something for everyone at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa.

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Poplar Nurseries

Being long established in the growing of plants and with roots running three generations deep, Poplar Nurseries has evolved to become one of the leading independent garden centres, renowned…

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Stane Retail Park

Stane Retail Park is a 15 acre site situated opposite the popular Sainsburys in Stanway, Colchester. Shop at Aldi, B&Q, M&S and more.

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JobServe Community Stadium

The Jobserve Community Stadium hosts many different events throughout the year, from stand-up comedy and tribute nights to variety shows and music concerts.

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Odeon Colchester

At Odeon Colchester, we have 8 screens of film magic showing stunning RealD 3D. Treat yourself to our Premier seats, cafe culture at Costa and icy indulgences at Ben & Jerry's.

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Tymperleys

Tymperleys is an oasis of calm in the heart of Colchester. Try the delicious food made by our chef fresh for you.

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Colchester Castle Museum

A visit to Colchester Castle is better than ever before with interactive displays and star exhibits, like the Colchester Gladiator Vase and Fenwick Hoard of Roman treasure.

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Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Experience arts, culture and entertainment in Colchester at craft centres, galleries, theatres and a variety of entertainment venues

Colchester Chamber Choir

Colchester Chamber Choir was set up in 2010 and has since become acknowledged as one of the leading choirs in East Anglia.

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The Headgate Theatre

This well-equipped "little gem of a theatre" in Colchester Town Centre has been welcoming visiting amateur and professional groups onto our stage since 2002.

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Blue Owl Pottery Painting Cafe & Gift Shop

Blue Owl is a small family run business based in a converted country pub just outside Colchester in Essex. We pride ourselves on providing a friendly, relaxing atmosphere for you to be creative!

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Odeon Colchester

At Odeon Colchester, we have 8 screens of film magic showing stunning RealD 3D. Treat yourself to our Premier seats, cafe culture at Costa and icy indulgences at Ben & Jerry's.

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Colchester Attractions

Tourist attractions and interesting places to visit in Colchester

East Anglian Railway Museum

For over 50 years the East Anglian Railway Museum has been transporting visitors of all ages back in time to discover the unique history of the region’s railways. The site covers over 10 acres.

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Beth Chatto Gardens

World renowned gardens and extensive plant nursery created by award-winning plantswoman Beth Chatto OBE, near Colchester in Essex.

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Grange Barn

One of Europe's oldest timber-framed buildings, it has a cathedral-like interior and is linked to a local Cistercian abbey.

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Colchester Castle Museum

A visit to Colchester Castle is better than ever before with interactive displays and star exhibits, like the Colchester Gladiator Vase and Fenwick Hoard of Roman treasure.

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Castle Park

Colchester's distinctive heritage is nowhere more apparent than in Castle Park. Providing a green oasis in the town centre, you can sit, walk, enjoy music, play games, or picnic amongst…

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Layer Marney Tower

England’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse, Layer Marney Tower stands within the Essex landscape, commanding views to the River Blackwater and beyond.

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Colchester Zoo

During your visit to Colchester Zoo, you will see many species from around the world and can learn more about them at our fantastic daily encounters.

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Cudmore Grove Country Park

A nature reserve of over 102 acres of unique coastal landscapes and habitat and heritage overlooking the Colne and Blackwater Estuaries.

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Restaurants in Colchester

Feeling hungry? Find restaurants and places to eat in Colchester

Yates Colchester

Next to Castle Park, an array of Shops and the cinema, Yates is ideally located in the heart of Colchester Town!

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Zizzi Colchester

This is the perfect location for catching up with friends and family in Colchester or for a meal before or after visiting Colchester Zoo.

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Pavilion Lounge and Restaurant

A unique restaurant, lounge, bar and dining terrace where luxury, elegance and sophistication meet a raw and inspired organic space, in a breath of fresh air.

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The Five Bells Public House

Situated at the heart of the pretty village of Colne Engaine on the Essex & Suffolk border, The Five Bells is proud to be a Great British Pub... come Rain or Shine, Boom or Bust, Good or Bad…

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Harvester Stanway

Your local family friendly Harvester Stanway pub restaurant in Colchester is a great spot to relax and unwind over breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or enjoy a couple of drinks in our cosy,…

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The Centurion

Whether you are looking for delectable craft beer or cider, small batch gins, handmade spirit infusions, quirky cocktails or a can of retro soft drink, The Centurion has something for everyone.

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Poplar Nurseries

Being long established in the growing of plants and with roots running three generations deep, Poplar Nurseries has evolved to become one of the leading independent garden centres, renowned…

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Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa

Whether you’re looking for a hotel break, a relaxing spa day or a round of golf on one of our two championship courses, we have something for everyone at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa.

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Colchester Bars & Pubs

Quench your thirst at one of the many Colchester bars or pubs

Harvester Stanway

Your local family friendly Harvester Stanway pub restaurant in Colchester is a great spot to relax and unwind over breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or enjoy a couple of drinks in our cosy,…

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The Crown

At The Crown, Ardleigh, we’ve got everything you need from a country pub near you.

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Camulodunum

Head down to the Camulodunum in Colchester for great food & drink every day. We have a great range of deals available for you to enjoy too along with live sport.

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Swan Inn

You’ll find The Swan Inn not far from Stanway, in between Beacon End and Copford. With your mates, with your other half, or even with the kids, The Swan inn is perfect – relaxed,…

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Pavilion Lounge and Restaurant

A unique restaurant, lounge, bar and dining terrace where luxury, elegance and sophistication meet a raw and inspired organic space, in a breath of fresh air.

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Slug & Lettuce Colchester

Sleek and sophisticated, our newly refurbished bar is the most stylish place in Colchester to meet no matter what the occasion is!

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Walkabout Colchester

Whether you’re after a relaxed drink, a proper night out or watching all the latest live sport; at Walkabout Colchester, we’ve got something for you.

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The Kings Arms

A great place to meet friends before moving into town. Chilling in the vast Beer garden in the Summer or grabbing a bite to eat The Kings Arms has it all.

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Hotels in Colchester

Find a hotel for your holiday or short stay in Colchester

Premier Inn Colchester A12

Whether you're watching wildlife or enjoying the wild life, Premier Inn Hotel Colchester (A12) has got plenty to keep you entertained.

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The George Hotel

Stay, Explore and Discover the Fully refurbished Essex based Iconic hotel with 500 years of history and character. Quirky Rooms, Bar, Restaurant, Afternoon Tea room and Event space for…

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Colchester Boutique Hotel

Colchester Boutique Hotel is a fully serviced Hotel with Bar, Restaurant, Terrace Garden & meeting rooms, all on-site. We host private functions and wedding receptions.

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Wivenhoe House Hotel

Surrounded by stunning parkland, yet only minutes from Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town, Wivenhoe House is a beautiful four-star luxury hotel, combining the romance and history of…

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Premier Inn Colchester Town Centre

Britain's oldest recorded town is home to new generation bedrooms, each featuring an impressive 40" flat screen TV, bright, modern bathroom with a large shower head, and a brand new,…

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Prested Hall

Prested Hall is a charming Hotel and exclusive wedding venue in Essex. A beautiful 15th century part-moated manor house, Prested is probably one of the county’s best kept secrets.

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The Rose and Crown Hotel

Built in the 14th century, The Rose and Crown Hotel is one of Colchester’s most iconic buildings. Our 39 bedrooms are split between the original building and a purpose-built modern wing.

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Premier Inn Colchester Cowdray Avenue

There's plenty to see and do at Premier Inn Hotel Colchester Cowdray Avenue.

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What's on in Colchester

Find what's on in Colchester in our events calendar

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May 2022

May Half Term at Colchester Zoo
09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Visit Colchester Zoo this May Half Term for a fantastic day out with all the family!

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Jun 2022

Diesel Day
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Another firm favourite with families – they’re a great way to visit the Museum and have unlimited rides in our vintage wagons or carriages pulled by one of our fleet of Diesel…

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Jun 2022

Marks Tey Car Boot Sale
06:00 AM - 02:00 PM
The Marks Tey Car Boot Sale operates every Wednesday from March through to December (weather permitting).

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Jun 2022

Colchester Farmer's Market
09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Held on the first Friday of every month, come along to the Colchester Farmer's Market at the Colchester Arts Centre for fresh, seasonal, local produce.