Give the gift of a whole castle this Christmas!

PUBLISHED: 18 November 2020

Date issued: 18 November 2020
With the festive season nearly upon us, many of us are looking to start purchasing our Christmas gifts. This year why not give the gift of a whole castle and support Colchester Castle, Europe’s largest Norman Keep 

For residents of Colchester, a Resident Pass is a fantastic gift to receive. For the price of standard admission, give the history-lover in your life the opportunity to visit Colchester Castle as many times as they like during 2021! 

The Castle is Europe’s largest Norman Keep and was built on the foundations of the Temple of Claudius, the central focus for Boudica’s revenge on the Romans. Packed full of internationally-important treasures, a Castle Resident Pass is the perfect gift this Christmas. 

Costing £10 per adult and £6.95 for children or alternatively family passes are available from just £23. Find out more at

For the adventurous, why not purchase a gift voucher for one of the Castle’s sell-out Escape experiences? Choose from the Serpents Curse, a fast-paced game that requires team work to solve the mysterious puzzles and crack the clues, or the Family Quest which is a great experience for little ones! Involving the whole family, you’ll have to solve the riddles to rescue one of the Castle’s famous residents who is trapped in the prison! Both experiences cost £60 for a bubble of up to six people. Find out more at

Lastly, be guided around Colchester Castle’s displays, hear the fascinating history of Colchester and the remarkable story of what happened beneath your very feet! The Castle’s expert guides can tailor a tour specifically to what you want to hear about. So, this Christmas, purchase a gift voucher for someone special and give them a truly unique experience. Gift Voucher’s cost £60 for a bubble of up to 6 people. Call 01206 282939 to find out more. 

Councillor Julie Young, Portfolio Holder for Culture and Performance and Deputy Leader of the Council, said: “This Christmas give the gift of a whole Castle! With the choice of a Resident Pass, Private Guided Tour or one of the Castle’s sell-out Escape experiences our Castle gift vouchers are a truly unique Christmas present. This Christmas choose a local unforgettable gift and support the Castle during these difficult times. To book please call 01206 282939.” 


Page last reviewed: 18 November 2020


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