St Botolph's Priory at Sunset
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St Botolphs was one of the first Augustinian priories in England. St Botolphs was built in around 1100

Early Norman architecture, built in flint and reused Roman brick, the church displays massive circular pillars, round arches and an elaborate west front.

It was badly damaged by cannon fire during the Civil War siege of 1648.

Many of the ruins can be seen today

Download the Ancient Colchester App to discover more about the history St Botolph's Priory on a self guided walking tour of Colchester

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  • Free Entry


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted



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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      Nearest car park is St Botolphs in Colchester and the priory is situated just behind the car park, or Priory Street car park.

      Public Transport Directions

      Colchester Town train station is a five minute walk. Greater Anglia trains from Colchester North Station

      St Botolphs Priory

      Type:Heritage Centre

      Priory Street, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7EE

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      Opening Times

      Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

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