Colchester High Street
As Britain’s oldest recorded town, Colchester might have its roots in Roman times, but it has its eyes firmly fixed on the future. After an extensive period of redevelopment, you’ll now find quaint and historic buildings rubbing shoulders with sleek, chic examples of modern architecture. If shopping’s your thing, you’ll be spoilt for choice, with both high-end, big-brand stores and independent outlets side by side in the town’s shopping areas.
Colchester also has a thriving arts scene. It’s home to the Mercury Theatre, making Colchester a superb place to catch live music, drama productions and evenings of comedy. The Colchester Nunns Road NCP puts you right in the heart of the town and within easy access of everything you could need to make your visit a memorable one.
Colchester Castle Museum Parking
For a dip into Colchester’s illustrious past, a visit to the Colchester Castle Museum ought to be top of the list. However, this isn’t just for history buffs: with the chance to build a Norman archway, digging up a Roman doctor or even unleash your inner Ben Hur and ride a Roman chariot, this is aimed at all the family. The museum houses the oldest Norman Keep in Europe and there are guided tours into the spookily-atmospheric Roman Vaults. With the Colchester Nunns Road NCP just five minutes’ walk away, you can swap your chariot for your car in next to no time!
Signals Media Arts Centre Parking
If your kids are more interested in the future, rather than the past, take them to the Signals Media Arts Centre – just three minutes from the Colchester Nunns Road NCP. Here, they can learn everything from how to hack into Minecraft to making their own animated films. While the focus is very much on digital technology, the centre has made some interactive films about Colchester and its inhabitants, such as the short film about the Essex Witches. A fun and fascinating day out.
Colchester Sixth Form College Parking
Colchester is justly proud of its history as a centre for academic excellence – a claim consistently borne out by the Colchester Sixth Form College. Established in 1987, it has maintained its pursuit for the highest of standards, being assessed as ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED in 2007. If you’re parents of prospective pupils and want to park as close as possible, the Colchester Nunns Road NCP is only a two-minute walk away.