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St. Botolph's Priory, Colchester

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St. Botolph's Priory was a Medieval Augustinian religious house in Colchester, Essex and had the distinction of being the first and leading Augustinian convent in England until its dissolution in 1536.
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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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  • The ruins that the visitor sees now reveal the Roman bricks recycled for use in the building of the Priory. When first built it would have been finished in mortar or similar to give a clean surface. T...  more »
  • Simple ruins that you can visit from the car park, takes 10 -20 minutes to look around. No cost to see  more »
  • If you're in Colchester and have a spare 30/45 mins to fill visit the priory. Very peaceful and pleasant areas to sit, lots of information about the priory itself.  more »
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  • This place would benefit from a bit more information, but none the less is definitely worth a visit. Even if you only spend two minutes it is a fascinating and beautiful ancient attraction just a few yards from the high street.
  • Awesome ruin! Great place just to walk through on your way somewhere else. It's was foggy when we went which gave it a spooky feel.
  • Hidden Colchester history next to town centre, worth a visit, great for photography students and plenty of information boards around tell the story of these ruins. Worth a visit.
  • A peaceful, dreamy and relaxing place to escape the noise of traffic.
  • An interesting ruin to visit.