Colchester in Essex, here you can have a very pleasant short or long stay holiday break, Colchester is Englandís oldest town and makes a very good base for exploring the surrounding countryside.
You can take the opportunity to rent a bike it is an excellent way of getting out and about and seeing the nearby ďConstable CountryĒ. At the Tourist Information Office you can get details of the guided walks on offer here.
Most people visit the castle it is set in lovely parkland which stretches down to the river, in the museum there are various archaeology finds and you can book a guided tour of the underground tunnels to see the foundations of a Roman Temple, the Norman Chapel and walls. The remains of the Roman walls can still be seen around some of the town centre.
You may want to wander around the town, the High Street is mainly pedestrianized and visit the shopping precinct; there is plenty on offer here! As you stroll down East Hill you will see lovely Georgian houses and find the Hollytrees Museum which houses many domestic items from the 18th century to the 20th century.
Colchester has many pubs for you to choose from some are more lively than others. The town also has a good choice of restaurants you may want to try while on holiday here, you will find it and the surrounding area, simply delightful. The Mercury Theatre is the main venue for drama productions but there is a good choice of events held at the Colchester Arts Centre.
There are train services from London, Ipswich and Harwich to Colchester North Station. There are plenty of hotels and B&B accommodation for you to choose from.
If you choose Colchester and the surrounding area for your holiday break you should not be disappointed.