Whenever I write or post pictures from various parts of the UK, all my ActiveRain friends seem to like it. So this is part of a new daily series introducing you all to various parts of this lovely little island! If you've got any special requests for certain English places, just drop me a line and it could be featured next!
One of our readers saw us talking about Chester yesterday and felt compelled to tell us about their home town with a similar name - Colchester.
Colchester, in the East of England, is officially the oldest recorded town in England. London stole the capital position from Colchester over 1000 years ago, but for some time it was the city of choice for kings, and plenty of history is still visible here too. Colchester’s town centre still prominently displays the old Roman wall and a fantastically preserved Norman castle can be found in Castle Park.
Old churches have been redeveloped in to arts centres and there’s even an old water tower which is rumoured to be converted in to a bachelor pad (add “bachelor pad” to your MyGlobrix search)!
Aside from the history behind the town, Colchester has plenty of shopping space available and can make a good night out if you head to the right places. It also makes a claim to fame by being the proud host of Pimp My Ride UK. For the grown-ups, London is only 45 minutes on the train to Liverpool Street, which explains the new (but quite aesthetically pleasing) housing developments near the station and for the children, Lexden road hosts some of the best rated schools in the UK.
Why don’t you have look?