Colchester is Britain's first Roman city... but it is so much more:
Colchester today is a diverse and lively shopping centre with a very cosmopolitan atmosphere and a thriving cultural life.
Students from all over the world study at the University of Essex and the English Study Centre, and - due to its excellent transport links - the town is very popular with visitors from the rest of Europe.
So it is quite normal to hear several different languages on even the shortest stroll through the town centre: French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Chinese...
The town is also influenced by its long military associations and the Colchester Garrison is one of the major bases of the British Army.
Colchester enjoys Britain's most continental climate - cold winters, hot summers, year-round sunshine and the country's lowest rainfall - which make it ideal for growing roses and strawberries, and making exceptionally good English wine!
Use this web site to find out more about Colchester's fascinating history; ...explore its diverse culture; or plan a mega shopping trip, a holiday... even permanent relocation!!!
Colchester Borough Council The official web site of the borough council. Press releases, lists of councillors, and details on car parks, economic development, planning, transport policy, refuse collections, housing benefits, recycling, public toilets, &c... Visit Colchester Colchester Borough Council tourism web site Colchester2020 Use this website to find out about plans for the development of Colchester in a range of media Camulos A very individual, lively site focusing on Colchester's history - particularly its pubs! Also included is a virtual tour, details on Colchester festivals, and a list of the town's war casualties Colchester Guide A brief history of Colchester, what to do and see, where to stay, where to eat and drink, travel information, places to visit nearby, useful links and photographs from around the town destination Colchester Community interest company, working to promote and improve Colchester for the benefit of its residents, workers and visitors. Why not join us? . .
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