Colchester Celebrates English Tourism Week with welcome back film

PUBLISHED: 21 May 2021

This May, Colchester joins tourist destinations up and down the country by marking the start of English Tourism Week. The week of national celebrations takes place from the 22-31 May, recognising England’s diverse and vibrant tourism industry at a time when the latter is looking to recover from the impact of Covid-19.

As restrictions begin to lift and it has become safe to do so, the team at Visit Colchester are ramping up the promotion of the historic Borough of Colchester and all it has to offer.

To attract new visitors, and welcome back those returning to the area again, Visit Colchester has produced a short film showcasing Colchester’s unique heritage, and the glorious countryside and coast that make up the surrounding Borough.  

From town centre tourism treasures like Colchester Castle, the Roman Walls and St Botolph’s Priory to well-loved visitor destinations such as Mersea Island and the Dedham Vale (affectionately known as Constable Country) the Colchester area has a huge amount to offer, for a day trip or an extended break.

Visitors can also partake of a world class cultural offer this summer, from a diverse programme celebrating the tenth anniversary of the landmark Firstsite gallery, to the reopening of The Mercury Theatre in June following a multi-million-pound redevelopment.

Councilor Julie Young, Portfolio Holder for Culture and Performance and Deputy Leader of the Council, said: “To celebrate the start of the official tourism season we invite you to discover Colchester’s Beautiful Borough this summer. Take a moment, sit back, and watch Colchester’s beautiful borough come to life. Watch it here

Visit our website to find out more or view an online copy of our current Visitor Guide here -Visit Colchester Tourism Guide 2021 by VisitColchester - issuu . You can also pick up a free copy from the Visitor Information Centre or alternatively get in touch with the team at to request a copy in the post.

We would like to reassure visitors that all attractions and businesses across the Borough are fully complying with Government guidelines and putting the safety of visitors primarily. We would also suggest checking national Government guidelines and checking with local attractions ahead of a visit to ensure you have the most up to date information.

To ensure you have the most up to date information about attractions across the Borough please follow @VisitColchester on social media where you can also contact the team. You can also get in touch via email at or call on 01206 282920.

This summer, come to Colchester and celebrate our rich heritage and culture with us. With something for everyone, from a day trip to an extended stay, we look forward to welcoming you.

Page last reviewed: 21 May 2021


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