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Suggested excursions

  • London
  • Cambridge
  • Norwich
  • Constable Country
  • Clacton-on-Sea


Population: 152,000; 54 miles (86 kilometres) north-east of London (1 hour by rail, 1½ hours by coach).

Colchester is England's oldest recorded town and first Roman city. It is an attractive town rich in historic buildings, including a fine castle. The Essex coast and many picturesque villages are within easy reach.