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Travel Report: St Botolph’s Priory, Colchester.

May 2019. I love how the majority of Colchester’s sights are dripping with history and free to visit! From Castle Park and Hollytrees Museum to Firstsite and Colchester Natural History Museum, it was certainly a refreshing change from the relentless costs of London. Another free Colchester delight that’s well worth your time is St. Botolph’s Priory, […]

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Travel Report: Firstsite Art Gallery, Colchester.

May 2019. I wouldn’t have put the English city of Colchester down as any kind of art Mecca. But then I’d never heard of Firstsite Art Gallery until I started researching the town’s key attractions. I do love a free art exhibition. Therefore, following the artistic void of Ruian, China, I was literally rubbing my […]

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Travel Report: Hollytrees Museum, Colchester.

May 2019. If you’re coming to Colchester for a visit, you’ll almost certainly be heading straight to the town’s main attractions, Colchester Castle and the leafy confines of surrounding Castle Park. While you’re exploring, keep your eyes open for the handsome Hollytrees Museum, a three-hundred-year-old Georgian townhouse lovingly converted into an exhibition of local life. […]

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Travel Report: Colchester Castle Park, England.

May 2019. After my enlightening visit to the excellent Colchester Castle Museum, it was time for a stroll around the absolutely gorgeous Castle Park. Hot on the heels of my recent return from Asia, I felt positively awestruck by how green and fresh England felt. Colchester’s landscaped Victorian era park is an 11-hectare complex situated just to […]

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