Colchester is rammed full of historical places of interest, the Roman Castle being the obvious one, for all the information you need on the attractions and sites to see in Colchester use this webpage:www.colchester.uk.com/history.htm or try this one for some photos: www.beenthere-donethat.org.uk/colchester.html. The latter site also has plenty of unofficial info. and pics of the rest of the UK too!
Fondest memory: Graduation 2003: Spent at the University of Essex on a beautiful summer's day in Wivenhoe park. Then a meal with all my family at the George Hotel in Colchester High Street before a late night stroll in Castle park to see Colchester Castle lit up in spotlights. Fantastic!
Colchester is a 100.000 people town, so it's not so big and not too small... If you are a Colchesterian it happens often that you meet people you already know wherever you go. Colchester is even a very active town, and there are too many strangers coming here... Some others go (london is just a hour away), is a town in "Movement"... Depeche Mode, Jamiroquai, Prodigee, Sade they all come from Colchester...
I think that in this town is very important to have friends; more than in other tpwns... I mean, if you come here and you have friends you should really try to care about them, because my impression is that in Colchester you could risk to have the fault of a big town, where sometimes people is in isolation... Uhmmmm... Maybe my arguing is a bit complicated... Sorry.
Anyway, have friends, wherever you are... ;)
Although I have not been to the zoo myself, my daughter-in-law has, and has voted it a great day out for children.
You can get a Gold Card Annual Pass before you visit, free entry to the zoo for a full year, complimentary entry to Marwell, Paington, Rotterdam, Bristol and Edinburgh Zoos, 10% discount in all the zoo shops and garden centre on presentation of your Gold Card (on selected items) copies of "Zoo Matters" Colchester Zoo's Card holders newsletter.
There is free car parking.
Telephone -1206 331292