I didn’t know that trees grow on castles and write history until …
Until … I saw a thriving sycamore at the top of Colchester Castle,planted on the ramparts in 1815 by the gaoler’s daughter to commemorate victory at Waterloo.
Colchester Castle was built around 1076 by the Normans as part of their defence system, following their invasion of England in 1066. Impressive structure,built by King William the Conqueror and the largest Norman keep in Europe. It was constructed on the foundations of the Temple of Claudius when Colchester was the first Roman capital of Britain.
The castle is built from Roman materials, stone and brick,quarried from the old town of Colchester.It is surrounded by a Victorian park with beautiful gardens and lovely flower arrangements.There is also a band playing sweet classical melodies which are pleasantly mingling with flower fragrances.
Picturesque grounds with lovely flower beds and benches creating a most relaxing ambiance connecting the past with the present.
Colchester is a fascinating town with a glorious history and this awesome Keep in the town centre helps you to really understand how the town has evolved over the years.The Town Hall in High Street and just in the heart of Colchester,is a superb example of Edwardian architecture.Designed by the architect John Belcher and built from 1898-1902. It is adorned with outstanding round-arched niches containing fine statues and three big stained glass windows depicting Roman History.
The clock had turned back and opened many pages for the historic town of Colchester,the oldest town in England.
The day softly turned to another twilight and the town was almost empty … History and Time go together and never come back … ,but we can relive the moments.
Tufa stone and brick Wall reminder of the town’s Roman past when Colchester was the first Roman capital of Britain.
Ancient always meets the Modern and History starts its relay race …