1 day in Essex Itinerary

1 day in Essex Itinerary

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Colchester

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Colchester is an historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex.At the time of the census in 2011, it had a population of 121,859, marking a considerable rise from the previous census and with considerable development since 2001 and ongoing building plans; it has been named as one of Britain's fastest growing towns. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll around Castle Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Colchester Zoo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Colchester travel planner.

London to Colchester is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Colchester can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Colchester

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Essex travel guide

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Zoos · Theme Parks · Gardens
The gently rolling landscapes of Essex have long inspired the works of some of Britain’s best-known artists, yet many people still regard this region as an urban wasteland devoid of places to visit. Nothing could be further from the truth: the rural parts of this region break the classic Essex stereotype, featuring an idyllic countryside dotted with small, bustling towns and sleepy medieval villages perfect for sightseeing. John Constable, one of the country’s beloved painters, found plenty of inspiration in the region’s winding country lanes, which have seen little change for many centuries. Modern tourists can tour the old buildings of historic Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town, which dates back to before the Roman conquest and contains an ancient Norman castle.