Colchester Castle Museum, Colchester

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Colchester Castle Museum is located in Colchester. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Colchester holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Colchester Castle Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Well worth a visit. Not a huge and imposing castle - but being more compact allows visitors to get around in a reasonable time...........or stay and really study the exhibits. A wealth of information ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Plenty to see and things for the children to touch and wear. Good place to visit if the weather isn't kind  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    This castle really wasn't what I expected. Firstly the grounds around it are beautiful. Once inside the castle it's not like walking around your usual ruin. The inside has been modernised and made int...  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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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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