Visit Colchester: January 2019

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Explore Dedham this January

Dedham and Constable Country. Countryside scene with a castle, fields with cows and a boat two people in it. There are also butterflies, flowers and trees. Visit Colchester #BeautifulBoroughofColchester

There is so much more to Colchester than just the historic town centre, the Beautiful Borough of Colchester covers more than 135 square miles of scenic Essex coast and countryside. After all the Christmas indulgence why not take a bracing walk in the fresh air and discover Dedham Vale, affectionately known as Constable Country. The only area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the whole of Essex, Dedham contains rolling countryside and plenty of bracing walks in which to soak up numerous scenes which inspired painters John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough.

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Take A Guided Tour

Visit Colchester. Blue and Green Badge Qualified Guides. Explore Britain's oldest town.

Continuing the theme of bracing walks and new year’s resolutions one of the best ways to discover Colchester’s historic town centre is to take a guided walking tour with a qualified blue badge guide. With tours on offer all year round including our favourite themed tours taking in the Rotten Romans, Naughty Normans the Roman Walls and the Siege of Colchester why not burn off some festive pounds and learn about Colchester’s fascinating past all in one go!

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Visit Colchester Guide 2019 now available

2019 Visit Colchester Guide now available. From the Colchester visitor information centre or follow the PDF link below

Download PDF of 2019 Guide

NOW OPEN – St Nicholas Hotel at The George

Picture of outside of St Nicholas Hotel

Colchester welcomes a new hotel to the heart of the town centre. St Nicholas Hotel at The George enjoys a prime location right in the heart of Colchester’s historic High Street. Built upon its own unique part of Colchester’s rich history the hotel is situated just across the road from its affiliated hotel The George – a handsome hostelry with more than 500 years of history.

A stylish extension of the historic George, St Nicholas Hotel is home to 44 modern, executive double rooms – including family rooms and spacious balcony suites, some with stunning views towards Colchester castle. Step inside and the accent is on modern comfort, spacious light-filled bedrooms with all the amenities required for an enjoyable stay.

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Dates for the Diary

Warm up with the 12th Colchester Winter Beer Festival – Colchester Arts Centre 30 January – 2 February.

Medieval Archery – Hit the target at Colchester Castle during February half term with fun archery sessions for the kids! Booking required call 01206 282941.

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Winter Warmer Spa Day

Winter Warmer Spa Day

Relax, rejuvenate and unwind this winter with Aqua Springs indulgent Winter Warmer spa package. From just £55, your day will include a spa facial, shape & polish manicure or pedicure, entry to the day spa and complimentary tea or coffee.

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