5 Sights in Colchester, United Kingdom (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Colchester, United Kingdom. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Colchester, United Kingdom.

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1. Colchester Castle

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Colchester Castle is a Norman castle in Colchester, Essex, England, dating from the second half of the eleventh century. The keep of the castle is mostly intact and is the largest example of its kind anywhere in Europe, due to its being built on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius, Colchester. The castle endured a three-month siege in 1216, but had fallen into disrepair by the seventeenth century when the curtain walls and some of the keep's upper parts were demolished; its original height is debated. The remaining structure was used as a prison and was partially restored as a large garden pavilion, but was purchased by Colchester Borough Council in 1922. The castle has since 1860 housed Colchester Museum, which has an important collection of Roman exhibits. It is a scheduled monument and a Grade I listed building.

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2. Jumbo (Balkerne Water Tower)

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Jumbo Water Tower is a water tower at the Balkerne Gate in Colchester, Essex. Charles Clegg (c.1855-c.1904), the Borough Surveyor and Engineer, designed the structure. The tower is 40.1m tall overall and contains 1.2 million red bricks. The tower was nicknamed ’Jumbo’ after the London Zoo elephant as a term of derision in 1882 by Reverend John Irvine who was annoyed that the tower dwarfed his nearby rectory at St. Mary-at-the-Walls.

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3. St. Martin

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St Martin's Church is an active Orthodox church, in the Antiochian Archdiocese of the British Isles and Ireland, in the city of Colchester, Essex, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building. The church stands in the centre of the city, near the town hall.

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4. Mercury Theatre

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The Mercury Theatre is a theatre in Colchester, producing highly regarded original work under the title "Mercury Productions"and also receiving touring shows. The theatre has two auditoria, and is led by Tracey Childs, Steve Mannix and Ryan McBryde. The theatre also contains The Digby Gallery, which showcases local art.

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5. Balkerne Gate

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Balkerne Gate is a Roman gateway in Colchester. It is the largest surviving gateway in Roman Britain and was built where the Roman road from Londinium intersected the town wall of Camulodunum. It is a scheduled monument and a Grade I listed building.

Wikipedia: Balkerne Gate (EN)

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