Don’t leave without seeing the Fewnwick Treasure, a hoard of Roman jewellery found under a department store on Colchester High Street, or the panoramic view from the roof of the keep.
A million people come to the surrounding Castle Park every year.
The first-class Castle Museum combines stunning exhibits from excavations like mosaics, the Roman Colchester Vase and the Colchester Mercury statuette, with experiences that will keep children fascinated, like excavating a Roman grave building a Norman arch and steering a chariot at Colchester’s newly discovered circus.Dear Mummpy I'm saddened by your experience and sorry you feel this way but of course it is your impression and I am not one to try to change your mind.What I will say is that Beth's gardens are for plant lovers. Great to walk around the gardens getting ideas and then to browse the nursery for quality plants.Beth Chatto's garden is associated with an equally well-known nursery.
The garden is in a shallow valley in front of the house she lived in.
For younger members of the family Colchester Zoo is one of the best around, while you can take trips into the countryside to visit show gardens, tearooms and try fresh oysters at Mersea Island close by.