Best Landmark in Colchester

Handpicked Top 3 Landmarks in Colchester. How do we actually find the most highly rated landmark? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!

COLCHESTER CASTLE

Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1TJ

Since 1100

Landmark, Castle, Historical Place, Garden, Historic Site, Interactive Displays, Wedding, Venue Hire, Group Tour, Guided Tours, Group Visits, Audio Guide, Baby Changing Facilities, Castle Gift Shop, Facilities & Accessibility

It is a Grade I Listed Building - Priority entrance at selected annual free entry events - Special offers/discounts throughout the year available - The castle was ordered by William the Conqueror and designed by Gundulf, Bishop of Rochester

Discount: 10% Off in the Castle Gift Shop - Buy 1 Get 1 Free for the Camulodunum to Colchester Town Walking Tour View Deal

Price: Adult (inc. Seniors) £7.75, Child (aged 4-16) £4.80, Reduced Entrance Fee £4.80 & Saver Ticket £21.00

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I recently attended a wedding in the Castle. The chapel area was beautiful and romantic - this later became the disco area with lots of dance space. The wedding hog roast was delicious served by lovely attentive staff. The pop-up bar area had a limited selection of drinks but definitely sufficient for the wedding. All of this with the added bonus of historical artefacts and surroundings that we could walk around almost felt like the film Night at the Museum . This is the most magical place.
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COLCHESTER TOWN HALL

High Street, Colchester CO1 1PJ

Since 1160

Landmark, Houses, Historical Site, Performances, Architectural Building, Historical Buildings, Event Venue, Town Hall, Tower, Function Rooms, Events, Statue, Venue Hire, Weddings & Commitment Ceremonies

Grade I Listed Building - It was a three-storey structure with a stone faced front - The 162ft Victorian tower was presented by industrialist James Paxman with a statue at the top of St Helena, Colchester's patron saint

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This building houses Colchester council, including the Mayor's office. Hidden up on the top floor is a stunning room known as The Moot Hall. This room is big enough to seat around 225 people and houses the annual Oyster Feast. The catering is done by outside caterers but the venue itself is stunning. There are lifts up to this floor but the stairs themselves are stunning and everything around is of historical interest with information on the walls to have an interesting and quite complete.
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JUMBO WATER TOWER

Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT

Since 1883

Landmarks, Water Tower, Historical Places, Architecture Structure, Glass Walled Penthouse, Tank, Heritage Attraction & Guided Public Access

The tank is constructed of cast-iron bolted panels and when it was in use could hold 1069 cubic metres (37,800 cubic ft) of water - 1,200,000 bricks and 819 tons of stone and cement were used in the construction of the tower

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Jumbo was claimed at the time to be the second largest water tower in England. Inside the central pier are 157 steps to a cupola which at 35.37 metres (116 ft) above ground offers views a long way over Colchester and the surrounding area.
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