Welcome to Colchester.net - your local guide and directory for Colchester, Essex.
Colchester is a large town based in the north east of Essex near the Suffolk boundry and close to the coast.
Colchester is one of Essex's largest towns with a population of around 160,000 and claims to be the oldest town in Britain (it is the oldest recorded Roman town). It has a colourful history and today houses a number of museums with a wealth of treasures from the past.
Colchester has a rich diversity of recreational and cultural facilities and events. The town is home to the University of Essex and has its own football club - Colchester United. The town also has its own zoo.
Colchester has a strong local economy with a concentration of firms in key industry sectors including financial services, publishing, retail, leisure and tourism, technology and electronics.
For further information on Colchester see our About Colchester page.