A town with a rich and vibrant history, Colchester is the largest town in the borough of Colchester. One of the most rapidly developing towns in Britain, Colchester is also the oldest town on the British Isles still in existence today. There are several sites of historical significance in and around town including Colchester Castle, Castle Museum, Hollytrees Museum and Tymperley’s Clock Museum. The Colchester Public Library is a major landmark in the area. The town has been of military importance since the Roman era and today is the sight of the Army’s military corrective training centre at Colchester Garrison.
Colchester has a number of serviced offices that are home to various businesses such as financial advisors, accountants, event management companies, interior design firms, engineering services, solicitors, graphic design firms, and marketing consultancies. Leading ventilation specialists Titon have head offices in Colchester.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Colchester has a buzzing entertainment scene with the likes of the Mercury Theatre offering a variety of shows. Colchester Arts Centre is a hub for a wide array of performances while V-Bar, The Fat Cat and Tin Pan Alley Charter Hall are some of the oldest live music venues in town. There are plenty of dining options in Colchester, offering a variety of cuisines from all over the world. There is Number Nine, which serves British food in a modern setting, alongside Naka Thai, which serves food from south-east Asia. The Company Shed is all about fresh seafood and head to La Cascada for a taste of traditional Spanish cuisine.
Colchester railway station is the town’s main link to the Great Eastern Main Line while Colchester Town and Hythe railway stations also serve the town. There is a large network of roads that pass through Colchester and join it with other parts of Essex and the UK. A number of local buses serve the city and a variety of private taxi companies and coach services also offer transportation in the area.