Historic locations in Colchester. Location map
 
  Scene showing an entrance gate to Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, England   One of the large and ornate entrance gates to Castle Park with the main entrance to the castle beyond.

This gate lies just behind the High Street. This is the highest part of the park and beyond the castle the park runs downhill until it reaches the River Colne.

 

 

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  Scene showing the Dutch Quarter, Colchester, Essex, England   In the Dutch Quarter.

The Dutch Quarter was established by Flemish Protestants fleeing persecution in the 16th century. West Stockwell Street has Medieval timbered houses with overhanging (Jettied) upper storeys together with some Georgian buildings.

 

 

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  Scene showing 17th Century half-timbered cottages by the River Colne, Colchester, Essex, England   Some 17th century half-timbered houses in North Station Road by the River Colne near the bottom of North Hill.

The pathway along the front of these houses, accessed from the steps down from the bridge, takes you into Castle Park.

 

 

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