The complete Norman Castle built by William the Conqueror in 1069. Colchester Castle, Essex, UK

The complete Norman Castle built by William the Conquerer in Colchester Castle, Essex, UK. The Capt's parents are buried in Colchester Cemetery and Crematorium & we last visited in May

Steps leading from the Roman Vaults in Colchester Castle, Essex, England. The Norman Castle was built over Roman ruins

Half a dozen or so people came into the vaults, including a soldier, who walked in about midnight.

Medieval Cottages by the River Colne, Colchester, England,  by David Hawgood

Medieval Cottages by the River Colne, Colchester, England, by David Hawgood ~~ I would so love a pink cottage on a river!

My first castle! Colchester, Essex, England

Colchester Castle: Norman stronghold with a rich history dating back to Roman times, having been built on the site of The Temple of Claudius.

Boudica's Chariot, Colchester Castle Museum, Camulodunum (Roman Colchester) by carolemadge1, via Flickr. This is the chariot used in the ITV film "Boudica" starring Alex Kingston as the British queen who rebelled against the Romans and their control. The chariot is based on an Iron Age design and would have been used for moving people around the battefield.

This is the chariot used in the ITV film "Boudica" starring Alex Kingston as the British queen who rebelled against the Romans and their control. The chariot is based on an Iron Age design and would have been used for moving people around the battefield.

Things to do in Colchester - an easy day trip from London. Colchester is a town rich in history, and Colchester Castle is at the centre of things to do here. There's so much to do in Colchester that it is definitely worthwhile putting it on your list of day trips from London, or places to explore in Essex.

Things to do in Colchester - an easy day trip from London

Things to do in Colchester - an easy day trip from London. Colchester is a town rich in history, and Colchester Castle is at the centre of things to do here. There's so much to do in Colchester that it is definitely worthwhile putting it on your list of day trips from London, or places to explore in Essex.

Colchester Castle, Essex.  Bank Holidays always ment a family day out somewhere.  Colechester and the castle were a favorite.

Bank Holidays always ment a family day out somewhere. Colechester and the castle were a favorite.

Colchester Castle, Essex, UK

Colchester Castle, Essex, England - you can see the pattern of the original Roman brickwork.

Pendant (© Colchester Castle Museum) circa 1600    This pendant is made of gold set with diamonds and a single ruby decorated with enamel. It is from the late Tudor period and notable for the use of diamonds. Pendants such as this were worn by aristocratic, or even royal, women in various ways; attached to clothing or hanging from chains or ribbons. Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service has a collections of portraits of individuals wearing costume and jewellery of the same period.

Pendant (© Colchester Castle Museum) circa 1600 This pendant is made of gold set with diamonds and a single ruby decorated with enamel. It is from the late Tudor period and notable for the use of diamonds.

Colchester Castle things to do in Colchester, UK.

Community website and business & services directory for Colchester including events, things to do, news, local information, hotels & accommodation and local business listings

Colchester, Castle. Colchester, Essex

There are very few places in the world that offer a little something for every kind of traveler. And the picturesque count of Essex in Eastern England is one

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Colchester Castle Museum - All You Need to Know Before You Go (with Photos) - TripAdvisor

What to know:Colchester is the oldest recorded town in the United Kingdom and was briefly the capital of Roman Britain. How to get there: Trains depart regularly from Liverpool Street station and take about an hour.What to do there:In one day, you can cover hundreds of years of history. Begin with Colchester Castle, built by the Normans in the 11th century, then on to the Victorian-era Church of St. Leonard, the Edwardian-era Town Hall, and the Roman walls from when the town was known as…

8 Perfect Day Trips To Take From London

From Bath to Windsor Castle: 8 Perfect Day Trips From London - Condé Nast Traveler

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