The Best Landmarks In Colchester Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

Best Landmarks In Colchester

We've rounded up the best landmarks in Colchester in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you.

There are 11 Colchester landmarks to pick from.

Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the landmarks we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

  1. Outside view of Bourne Mill in Colchester

    Bourne Mill



    A delightful piece of late Elizabethan playfulness. Built for banquets and converted into a mill in the 19th century. Bourne Mill is set in tranquil...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 1 mile from Colchester
  2. Rides at Clacton Pier in Clacton on Sea

    Clacton Pier


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    Are you ready for a seaside adventure? Head down to Clacton Pier for great family fun whatever the weather! First, see who will be the family champio...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 13.1 miles from Colchester
  3. Guy watching show at Central Museum & Planetarium in Southend on Sea

    Central Museum & Planetarium

    Southend On Sea

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    The understated Southend Planetarium at the Central Museum seats only 20 people but presents a range of talks about the entire universe, through vari...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 24.4 miles from Colchester
  4. People on Southend Pier and Train in Southend on Sea

    Southend Pier and Train

    Southend On Sea


    The visitor information centre on the pier is the place to start, being the place to book boat trips etc and having information on the immediate amen...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 25.8 miles from Colchester
  5. Outside view of Coalhouse Fort in East Tilbury

    Coalhouse Fort

    East Tilbury


    Coalhouse Fort is considered to be one of the finest examples of an armoured casemated fort in the UK and is still undergoing restoration. It's also...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 35.6 miles from Colchester
  6. Outside view of Canterbury Cathedral

    Canterbury Cathedral



    Still channeling the hearty sense of Benedictine hospitality that it has since the middle ages, Canterbury Cathedral welcomes all! Be sure to ask for...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 42.9 miles from Colchester
  7. Aerial view of Ely Cathedral

    Ely Cathedral



    Ely Cathedral is a magnificent building that offers a warm welcome to all its visitors, whether their interest is historical, religious, architectura...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 44.4 miles from Colchester
  8. Inside the Sky Garden

    Sky Garden


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    Perched 525ft in the air, on the 35th floor of the 6th highest building in the City of London, the Sky Garden takes the crown for the highest public...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 49.7 miles from Colchester
  9. London Wall

    London Wall



    If your kids are fascinated by history and the epic tales of Romans and the Saxons, you should definitely find some time to visit the London Wall whi...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 49.7 miles from Colchester
  10. Guildhall Great Hall



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    Guildhall is a truly fascinating landmark at the heart of London. From admiring the masterpieces at Guildhall Art Gallery, to walking in London's Rom...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 49.8 miles from Colchester
  11. London Mithraeum

    London Mithraeum


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    Discover the secrets of ancient London at the London Mithraeum! Travel 2000 years back in time to the age when the temple to the god Mithras was buil...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 49.9 miles from Colchester

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