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Colchester Castle Museum, Colchester

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  • I live close to Colchester my whole life and have been to the castle on many occasions I have recently returned and I was surprised by the moderately new features that have made it more attractive to ...  more »
  • This castle is certainly worth a visit, the story of Colchester is very interesting and well told. The wedding chapel is pretty. Good for all age groups something for everyone.  more »
  • What a fascinating place! Ideal for children, with all the hands-on items/activities. Our 3-year-old granddaughter loved dressing up - as did the grown-ups!! Displays are very well arranged and labell...  more »
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  • Great museum, clearly laid out if you follow the map. There was plenty of information from the last 3000 years. Wheelchairs and children are welcome with suitable toilets and a lift.
  • Nice "museum" experience, I doubt you would return more than twice, as you can take almost everything in in one visit. Great display of local history.
  • Really interesting and beautiful place to visit. An interactive visit that will take you through the history of the castle in a way that you will enjoy and learn. The castle is not big, but it has an incredible history. I didn't try the guided visit, but it's an option to consider.
  • I do enjoy castles, and this is a well preserved one. It has plenty of history to see and read about and lots for kids to enjoy inside. It really has been transformed into a museum, so if you're looking for a barren ruin jutting out of a mist covered mountain, you'll be disappointed. It's also a surprisingly good venue for a wedding!
  • Beautiful place. Very informative about our history. Every one who works there very helpful with any kind of information. Loved it.

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Where to stay in Colchester

A short train ride from London, Colchester is a university and working town. Hotels in the town center are near the main attractions, but for less expensive lodging consider a room near the university campus, which is situated in a tree-filled parkland.
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