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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
Booking & Payment Details
- Free Entry
- Parking with charge
- Dogs Accepted
- English Heritage Property
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good38
Map & 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