Colchester is Britain's oldest recorded town and it's first recorded capital city. It has a rich history dating back over 2000 years. We have Roman Walls, the only Roman chariot circus found in Britain, the largest Norman keep, Jumbo our Victorian water tower and far more besides.

Situated in North Essex, Colchester is just a short drive away from Constable country and the coast and has major visitor attractions including Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle.  

Colchester has fantastic places to eat, drink and shop and host a number of boutique hotels making it the prfect place to visit for a short break.

Colchester Borough Council has produed this video promoting Colchester: