Discover Colchester

Student life in Colchester

The city of Colchester may have an ancient past but the city is no old timer, and buzzes with restaurants and attractions

Soak up history in Britain’s oldest recorded town. Around your studies, wander along narrow city streets and see stunning Roman walls and the impressive Colchester Castle. While the city may be old, student life is anything but outdated. The area buzzes with energy and offers everything from Colchester Zoo, water sports, arts and vintage shopping. After lectures, check out a play at the Mercury Theatre or picnic in the stunning High Woods Country Park. Foodies can head to the area’s market which runs every Friday and Saturday. Student life in Colchester celebrates a fusion of its fascinating past, and its thriving present.