Colchester Castle lowers its prices for end of the summer holidays

Colchester Castle.

Colchester Castle. - Credit: Su Anderson

Entry prices at Colchester Castle will be lower from today until the end of August as part of a celebration of summer.

The heritage attraction, which underwent a £4.3million revamp last year, hopes to attract even more families at the tail-end of the school summer holiday with the price drop.

An adult ticket at the Colchester Borough Council-owned attraction, will be reduced from £7.60 to £6, while a child and reduced rate admission will be £3.50 instead of the usual £4.75.

The cheaper tickets are available from 10am today until 5pm on August 31.

Tim Young, Colchester borough councillor for culture, said: “It’s the final few weeks of the school holidays and we want to give as many people as much chance as possible to come and visit our iconic castle.

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“We understand keeping young family members occupied throughout the break on a budget can be tricky – reducing our admission fees will give parents and carers a helping hand.

“The revamp last year has created so many exciting things to see and do for all the family at the castle. I would recommend a visit to both residents and visitors alike.”

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