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

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

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 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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