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Historic Walking Tour of Colchester
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Historic Walking Tour of Colchester

By Colchester Heritage Tours
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About
Whether it is your first visit to Colchester or you have lived here for years, this introductory walk brings to life the hidden treasures of Britain’s first and newest city. Join one of our friendly and knowledgeable Green Badge Guides, who will share with you tales of conquest, destruction, and rebuilding. We will visit many of Colchester's historic landmarks, and along the way we will hear about the people who shaped the city and the legacy they have left. A fun and informative introduction with lots of tips and ideas for places to see and enjoy around Colchester. PLEASE NOTE; There is a minimum charge of £40 for this tour. This covers up to four people. All additional guests are charged at £10 each
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Ages 0-100, max of 20 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Services of a Qualified Colchester Guide
What's not included
  • Admission Fee to Colchester Castle is £12 for Adults and £8 for Children
  • Entry/Admission - Colchester


Start:
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT, UK
    Meet outside the Mercury Theatre , at the end closest to the Roman Wall
End:
  • 8 St Botolph's Church Walk, Colchester CO2 7EE, UK

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 301630P3

  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Balkerne Gate
    Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT, UK
    Meet outside the Mercury Theatre , at the end closest to the Roman Wall
    See address & details
  • 1
    Colchester Castle
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    St. Botolph's Priory
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Castle Park
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Jumbo Water Tower
  • You'll end at
    8 St Botolph's Church Walk
    8 St Botolph's Church Walk, Colchester CO2 7EE, UK
    See address & details
About the operator
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  • Colchester Heritage Tours
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    United Kingdom
    Joined in May 2023
  • Trip52468458916
    0 contributions
    Getting to know Colchester
    A great way to spend the afternoon with friends learning about Colchester. Tour guide Di was very informative and her tour was enjoyable. Would recommend this trip. Choose a good weather day as you want to spend time looking at the different buildings and understanding their impact upon history.
    Written 17 February 2024
  • 845debbieh
    0 contributions
    Love this tour!!
    Thank you Di for our ghost history tour of colchester last night. You were brilliant! Very informative but in a fun and friendly way.
    Written 7 January 2024
  • camulodunum
    0 contributions
    Beautiful Suffolk countryside tour.
    Andrew’s tour of Clare and Sudbury, Suffolk was a fabulous day out. Entertaining and very informative. A smooth ride in a comfortable London cab with a large glass roof so wonderful views of the countryside and villages. Would throughly recommend.
    Written 16 November 2023
  • Maggie C
    0 contributions
    Travel back in time to medieval Colchester
    Louise was a fabulous guide and gave a very informative tour. I especially loved all the little English sayings and their origins. There is so much more to Colchester than just the castle, thank you for helping me appreciate it more.
    Written 10 July 2023
  • GrandTour61540291289
    0 contributions
    Great tour
    I really enjoyed the Colchester Heritage Tour which took 1 and a half hours and cost £10. Our guide, Louise was really interesting and knowledgeable, and gave us some interesting and fun facts. I thought it was well worth the money. It was my first visit to Colchester town and I definately would go again and visit the castle and the quaint cafes there.
    Written 10 July 2023
  • sueshelvey
    0 contributions
    Historical tour of Colchester
    Was really enjoyable Louise had a lot of historical knowledge it was really informative and would never have found some of the places we visited without a guide.
    Written 10 July 2023
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DAVID P
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Joined a group of 4 as going alone would have cost £40. Really good tour a nice mix of local and general knowledge. It doesn’t form a main timeline and jumps between different chronological ages which was good. The tour helped you see many things I have walked past many times and not noticed before and many interesting stories regarding these places. A two hour tour for £10 is more than worth it. The only bad thing was our great British weather.
Written 8 November 2023
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Glad you were able to join the group and thanks for the review, we are working on the weather !
Written 13 November 2023
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Alistair C
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Family
A fascinating tour full of fun and interesting facts and tales.
There are so many hidden places that despite being born there I didn't realise existed.
Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend to all ages young and old.
Written 6 October 2023
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Thanks for the review , much appreciated
Written 16 October 2023
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Trip52468458916
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
Fantastic experience. Guide (Di Bignell) was excellent. Very informative. A lovely way to spend time with friends and learn about Colchester. Will book Di again next time we visit.
Written 17 February 2024
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Thank you very much.
Written 18 February 2024
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Jill Brattan
4 contributions
Fantastic tour. Informative and fun. Thanks Di you really made our day.
Looking forward to the next time.
Learnt so much.
Written 17 February 2024
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Thank you so much, really glad that you enjoyed the tour.
Written 18 February 2024
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Lesley M
Watford9 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Very informative, Louise was extremely knowledgeable. We all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. We would recommend the walk.
Written 11 November 2023
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Glad you enjoyed the walk , we love sharing our knowledge of the City , hope to see you again
Written 13 November 2023
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Peter W
London, UK19 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Being unacquainted with Colchester, parking problems made us late.However, our guide Di was extremely courteous and waited on our arrival some minutes later.She proceeded to take us round some of the historic sites in Colchester and proved to be both good company and a wealth of information.We would highly recommend this tour ,
And if you're worried it might be strenuous, these two pensioners in their seventies found it nicely paced!
Written 4 November 2023
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Really glad that you enjoyed it , the traffic that day was a challenge , thank you for persevering
Written 6 November 2023
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Jane B
Wiltshire, UK9 contributions
Louise Lyons is a knowledgeable guide and showed us places we would not have found by ourselves. Lots of interesting facts about the town. We would highly recommend this tour.
Written 10 October 2023
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Many thanks for the review , gald you enjoyed it
Written 16 October 2023
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