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A walking tour of Colchester with two costumed Blue Badge Guides in character.  Join Nick and Mary, Colchester Castle Gaolers (aka Claire and Ian of GuideEast) as we discover the (not so nice) history of Colchester, Britain's first city.

Tales of Boudicca's revolt against Rome, the 17th Century siege of Colchester, executions, witch-hunts, plague and pestilence abound as we journey through the historic town centre and adjacent Castle Park, soaking up the atmosphere of the town's dark history.

We will vist some of the locations associated with the town's horrible history and hear about many of the horrible events that took place and the horrible characters who were involved.

During the tour, you will also discover why so many weavers from the Low Countries of Europe made Colchester their home in the 17th Century, and of the Religious persecution and deprivation that later led to so many from this area leaving to start a new life in America.

This is a great tour to experience as night falls on the town, and is ideally suited to large families or small groups of friends, perhaps combined with a visit to one of the town's many restaurants or pubs.

Walking tour approx 1.5 hours duration.

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£150 for up to 15 people. Then an additional £10 per person to maximum group size 25.


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  • Coach parties accepted

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Colchester Horrible History Walk

Type:Guided Walking

Castle Park, Colchester, Essex
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