Monday, November 9, 2015

The Grand Tour Colchester


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I had never been to Colchester before, so was quite looking forward to visiting. It is often classified as the oldest town in England, known as Camulodunon before the Roman invasion.

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Its most famous site is the Norman Keep, built on the ruins of a Roman temple. Boudica sacked the town, but it was rebuilt later though the Roman Capital was moved to London.

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I was most impressed by the floral displays everywhere, especially the hanging baskets.

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Lots and lots of half-timbered houses, one in particular still riddled with bullet holes from the Civil war.

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