History buffs will enjoy exploring Colchester, and visitors give high marks for the lively bar scene. Tourists can also enjoy the city's museums, art and theatres. Top sights around the area include Colchester Zoo, Chantry Park and Ipswich Waterfront.
Cultural venues in the city include Colchester Natural History Museum, East Anglian Railway Museum and Tymperleys Clock Museum. Favourite family attractions include Colchester Zoo and Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Colchester Town Hall, Layer Marney Tower, and Colchester Castle Museum.
Outside the city, popular places to see include Chantry Park, 14.7 mi/23.7 km from the heart of the city, and Ipswich Waterfront, which is 15.9 mi (25.6 km) away.
If you'd like to explore more of the area, ride aboard a train from Colchester Town Station, Colchester Station or Colchester Hythe Station. Colchester might not have many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.