More pictures to show you from my day trip to Colchester. The sky was conveniently blue and the sun was shining, so I'm pretty happy with how these photos turned out:-
The main attraction in Colchester is undoubtedly the castle, but as a historical town there are some other bits that are worth a look.
St Botolph's Church is close to the train station, so it's worth a look when your walking into town. The church was built next to an Augustinian priory, the first house of the order to be built in England. As the priory is now is in ruins, it takes a fair bit of imagination to in-vision what it used to look like, and unfortunately the information onsite is limited.
A word of warning, the area is where alcoholics and homeless congregate, so watch out for glass etc. and it's probably not the best place for a picnic.
There are so many churches in Colchester, everywhere you look in the town centre seems to be another one. This one opposite the castle has been converted into the natural history museum.
We ate at 'Cafe at 21' it was pretty average to be honest, but it is reasonably priced and popular with grannies. There are are a couple of vegetarian and gluten-free options. the service was quite slow, and we did have to wait a while for our food. On the plus side though, they offer generous slices of cake. It is worth having a wander around though and checking the menus of a couple of places before you sit down though.