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Colchester Area Guide

Welcome to Colchester

Colchester is a town steeped in history. It served as the first capital of Roman Britain and makes a claim to be the oldest recorded town in Britain. The Normans’ lasting legacy was the largest Norman castle ever built and remains the town’s key tourist attraction. Between 1550 and 1600, a large number of Protestant weavers and clothmakers from Flanders, fleeing persecution, emigrated to Colchester and the surrounding areas where they were affectionately referred to as the 'Dutch'. An area in Colchester town centre is still known as the Dutch Quarter and many buildings their date from the Tudor period.

Palmer and Partners is an estate and lettings agent with branches in Colchester, Ipswich and Clacton, with properties for sale and let in many of the surrounding villages. For a free property valuation, get in touch today and get the ball rolling.

Things To Do

Colchester is a thriving, modern town with first class visitor attractions, including the family favourites Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle, as well as fantastic places to eat, drink and shop. Poised at the gateway to East Anglia with picturesque villages on its doorstep, and only minutes away from the coast, the Colchester area is the perfect destination to live.

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Local Schools

There are a number of well rated Primary and Secondary schools in Colchester including:

  • St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary School
  • Braiswick Primary School
  • Iceni Academy

  • Colchester County High for Girls
  • Colchester Royal Grammar School
  • The Gilberd School

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