After our short stay in Normandy we headed across the Channel to the UK. My husband, who enjoys history, had expressed a desire to visit Colchester, Britain’s first Roman city, and so it was that we spent our first night there. What a revelation it was to me. I am no history buff but I was amazed at the history on view in the town, from Roman times onwards.
An unusual water tower.
A Roman gateway and wallsThe largest surviving Roman gateway in Britain, The Balkerne Gate.