3 days in Essex Itinerary

3 days in Essex Itinerary

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Colchester — 2 nights

Colchester is an historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex.At the time of the census in 2011, it had a population of 121,859, marking a considerable rise from the previous census and with considerable development since 2001 and ongoing building plans; it has been named as one of Britain's fastest growing towns. Kids will appreciate attractions like Colchester Zoo and Room Escape Games. Venture out of the city with trips to Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park (in Woodham Ferrers) and Clacton Pier (in Clacton-on-Sea). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens and stroll around Castle Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Colchester online travel planner.

London to Colchester is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Colchester can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the train back home.
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Essex travel guide

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Zoos · Theme Parks · Room Escape Games
The gently rolling landscapes of Essex have long inspired the works of some of Britain’s best-known artists, yet many people still regard this region as an urban wasteland devoid of places to visit. Nothing could be further from the truth: the rural parts of this region break the classic Essex stereotype, featuring an idyllic countryside dotted with small, bustling towns and sleepy medieval villages perfect for sightseeing. John Constable, one of the country’s beloved painters, found plenty of inspiration in the region’s winding country lanes, which have seen little change for many centuries. Modern tourists can tour the old buildings of historic Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town, which dates back to before the Roman conquest and contains an ancient Norman castle.