Britain’s oldest town.
Medieval re-enactment in Colchester, Essex, England
COLCHESTER - AT A GLANCE
- The centrepiece of this historic town is Colchester Castle – Europe’s largest Norman keep built on the foundations of a significant Roman temple, and now an exemplary museum.
- The town’s friendly shopping streets are lined with Tudor-beamed buildings and elegant Victorian architecture, and the surrounding countryside has flower meadows and picture-postcard villages galore.
- By train you can get to Colchester, north east of London, in less than 1 hour.