The town of Colchester in Essex, south-east England, is famed for its vast Castle Park built around a gigantic Norman Keep on the foundations of a Roman Temple. At this spot, visitors can explore a museum with artifacts dating back 2,500 years and visit Hollytrees Museum, a Georgian townhouse with outfits from 3 centuries ago as well as decorative arts and clocks. In the town’s Dutch Quarter sit the remains of an ancient Roman theater. St. Botolph’s Priory offers the chance to explore 12th-century monastic ruins.

    At Leisure World Colchester, the family can ride flumes, swim and play at a waterpark, while the Colchester Zoo is home to over 260 species of native and exotic animals. Tenpin Colchester offers bowling and a video arcade, while the Jump Street trampoline park is a great spot to work out excess energy. More family fun awaits at Rollerworld & Laser Quest where the family can challenge each other to laser tag matches or go roller skating.

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      Colchester offers a world of experiences, including a massive Norman castle built on Roman foundations, a lively zoo, tons of museums and endless parks. You can walk the tended flowers of a decades-old garden planted by a famed gardener or stroll the rolling pastures of historic estates and county parks. You can view artwork and displays dating to ancient...

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