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Colchester Travel Guide  

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Colchester is a historic city in Essex, England and is believed to be the oldest town in Britain. Earlier known as Camulodunon, the city is noted for its Victorian style of architecture and vibrant culture. It houses a population of more than 100,000 residents and is an interesting place to visit.
The city enjoys a climate which is of the continental variety. Summers and winters remain true to their nature and rainfall is scant. It is sunny and dry for a major part of the year which facilitates tourism as well as agriculture.
Historically, the city dates back to the seventh century and has been a flourishing economy since its inception. Today, it has a broad-based economy with financial services, retail, electronics and printing being the major occupations.

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Overall Guide : The Castle Park, located in the Colchester Castle, is an eventful place hosting various music festivals and cricket matches. Visitors can also revel in the fireworks display every November. A breath-taking place is the Colchester Zoo which has one of the... more best collections of animals in Europe and has been voted the visitor attraction of the year in 2006. The Parrot Rock, the Sand Cats, the Dwarf Mongoose and the Humboldt Penguins are found here. The Layer Marne Tower is England’s tallest gatehouse which offers a spectacular view of the surroundings. With many restaurants and cafes located nearby, it is the perfect place for a day trip for the whole family. Colchester’s own paradise is the Beth Chatto Gardens which consists of smaller gardens, world famous for their beauty and wealth of nature. Different species of plants are to be found in various unique gardens like the gravel garden, the water garden and the woodland garden.
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