Most people if asked which is the oldest town in England will respond "London"
Totally wrong, it's actually a little "dorpie" in the South East called Colchester. Now Colchester is not the most glamorous town but it does have a lot of history, and this makes it a premium place to visit on a weekend.
The greatest attraction of course, is the old castle museum. A visit there takes you through 2000 years of some of the most important events in British history. Once capital of Roman Britain, Colchester Castle is undeniably one of the most important historic buildings in the country.
Colchester was the first capital of Roman Britain and beneath the Castle are the remains of the most famous Roman buildings, the Temple of Claudius.
But it is the gardens that are so incredibly spectacular, especially this time of the year with early summer spreading good vibrations. You can dawdle the entire day, the gardens are so enormous. I urge you to make a plan to visit there soon and make memories to cherish for a long time...Don't miss out!
My wife and daughter simply loved it and hogged the camera as the pics below reveal!