Colchester, Essex

Colchester tide times

July 2024

Colchester tide times

Date High tide High tide
Mon22 01:254.1m 13:534.0m
Tue23 02:104.2m 14:374.1m
Wed24 02:564.3m 15:214.2m
Thu25 03:424.3m 16:044.2m
Fri26 04:284.2m 16:474.2m
Sat27 05:154.0m 17:314.1m
Sun28 06:053.8m 18:204.0m

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Things to see and do near Colchester

If you're planning a visit to Colchester, you'll find that there are plenty of things to see and do in the surrounding area. Here are just a few ideas to help you make the most of your trip.

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  • Kayaking on the River Colne – A great way to explore the riverside landscape of Colchester is to kayak along the River Colne. You can rent a kayak from the nearby Colchester Canoe and Kayak Club, which runs regular guided tours of the area.
  • Colchester Castle – This Norman castle is the largest in Britain and offers a fascinating glimpse into the past. You can take a guided tour and learn about the castle's history, or just wander around the grounds and enjoy the views.
  • Visit the Zoo – Colchester Zoo is home to over 260 species of animals, including lions, tigers, and lemurs. There are also plenty of attractions and activities to keep the whole family entertained.
  • Take a Brewery Tour – Colchester is home to several craft breweries, and you can take a tour to learn about the brewing process and taste the beer.
  • Roman Town Walk – Colchester has a long history, and you can explore its past on a guided Roman Town Walk. You'll be taken around the town's Roman ruins, hearing stories and anecdotes about life in Colchester during the Roman Empire.
  • Adventure Golf – Take a break from sightseeing and enjoy a game of adventure golf at Highwoods Adventure Golf. This 18-hole course is fun for all ages, and you can even compete against friends and family.
  • Explore the Local Markets – Colchester has a thriving market culture, with several markets taking place throughout the week. From produce to handmade crafts, there's something for everyone.
  • Spend a Day at the Beach – Essex's coastline is home to some of the best beaches in the UK. Spend the day relaxing on the sand and take a dip in the sea.
  • Visit the Natural History Museum – The Natural History Museum in Colchester is a great place to learn about the history and wildlife of Essex. You can explore interactive exhibits and take part in workshops.
  • Take a Walk in the Park – Enjoy a leisurely stroll in Castle Park, one of Colchester's most popular parks. You can relax by the lake and enjoy the views of the castle.
  • Go Shopping – Colchester is home to a wide range of shops, from high street stores to independent boutiques. Whether you're looking for a new outfit or souvenirs to take home, you'll find something to suit your needs.
  • Visit Colchester Arts Centre – This vibrant arts centre hosts a wide range of events, including exhibitions, live music, theatre performances and more.
  • Take a Boat Trip – Explore the waterways of Colchester on a boat trip. You can choose from a range of trips, from leisurely sightseeing tours to adrenaline-filled speedboat trips.
  • Visit Colchester Town Hall – This impressive building dates back to the 17th century and is a great place to explore. You can take a guided tour and learn about the history of the building, or just admire the architecture.
  • Take a Ghost Walk – Colchester has a dark past, and you can explore the town's spooky side on a guided ghost walk. You'll hear stories of mysterious sightings and explore some of the town's creepy locations.

There are many things to see and do near Colchester. Whether you're interested in history, nature, or outdoor activities, you'll find plenty of ways to enjoy your time in the area!