Colchester city life
Once a Roman settlement in Britain, Colchester is a fascinating place to explore, discover and learn more about the British history and cultural legacy. With an abundance of cultural attractions, natural spots including beaches and rural areas, there is no chance for you to get bored here.
Some of the places worth visiting in Colchester are:
- Colchester Castle
- Colchester Arts Centre
- Hollytrees Museum
- Gosbecks Archaeological Park
- Roman Walls
- St. Michael and All Angels Church
Whenever you want to see a play or music performance, you have the Mercury Theatre and Colchester Arts Centre available.
A plethora of bars, pubs and clubs are available for you to have fun and enjoy a nice evening out.
You can easily see other parts of UK, as you are about 45 minutes away from Suffolk, a little over an hour away from Cambridge and you can also check the cosmopolitan London –less than two hours away by train or by car.
International atmosphere in Colchester
Colchester is home to several ethnic communities: Asian (Chinese, Indian, Filipino), Polish, Arabs, Turkish people and more.
In terms of international business, since Colchester is close to London, one of Europe’s best investment locations, several multinational companies who want to reach the UK market have set a branch or relocated here. Colchester city has attracted investors from U.S., Sri Lanka and other Asian countries, especially in fields like: advanced manufacturing, engineering, pharmaceuticals and ICT.
Colchester has warm summers and cool to cold winters. Falls of snow in Colchester can occur from November to April, although falls of sleet and wet snow occasionally take place in late October. February is on average the coldest month and August the warmest. The average temperature in summer is around 22°C (71 °F). From December to February the average daytime temperatures are between 7°C and 8°C (44 – 46 °F).