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Address: Dutch Quarter Apartments West Stockwell Street, Colchester CO1 1FQ, England

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Dutch Weavers Houses.

It is easy to find from the High street as West Stockwell Street is next to the Town Hall. The other streets are all connected. As expected none of these houses have double... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lancashire, England
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Lancashire, England
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966 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is easy to find from the High street as West Stockwell Street is next to the Town Hall. The other streets are all connected. As expected none of these houses have double glazing or Upvc doors or windows! It was apparently through the Dutch community that Colchester became famous for high quality cloths, as it's where the Flemish weavers... More 

Thank OldBear
Witney, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a guided tour from the Visitors centre and passed through this area. The guide was very knowledgeable and interesting and the tour was good value for money.

Thank glynthered2015
Colchester, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Dutch Quarter is a few streets originally occupied by Dutch silk makers. The buildings are Tudor style timbered, and the streets quaint and narrow. I would make the detour if in town, but there's not a lot to see to make a special visit worth while.

Thank Andy E
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130 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place by accident because the houses looked interesting. Nice place for a little walk around & to get to see some old houses

Thank natureChelmsford
Melbourne, Australia
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981 reviews
396 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 942 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Just south of the High Street, here there are plenty of old colourful buildings oozing charm and appeal. Easy to wander around and combine with a visit to Colchester castle. Great opportunity for photos as the area is well maintained. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

2 Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Basildon, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

avoid, as this is run down and on a busy dirty road.Some of the building could be quite spectacular but not. The dutch quarter shows signs of promise - promise to drive you away.

2 Thank stvdmk
Lancashire, England
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966 reviews
316 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 433 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

After a scrumptious lunch at Carluccio's we ventured out for a walk around the Dutch Quarter for exercise. It's fascinating to get an insight as to where people lived hundreds of years ago, the architecture is wonderful making it very picturesque and well worth a visit. So much to see around Colchester that I hope to return and spend more... More 

2 Thank OldBear
Greater London
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79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Worth seeing the attractive and colourful Dutch-style houses built around the 16th century but unless you are an architecture student or historian this hilly area just off the High Street shouldn't need more than half an hour of your time.

1 Thank Bloodwags
Tiptree, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Amazingly just off the High Street, this historic area of Colchester is fascinating to wander around, including if you have a dog, and see the individual touches to these ancient houses. For example some door surrounds are painted in green which we were trying to figure out (probably no particular reason LOL!). Ideal place to wander around eg after a... More 

1 Thank EllenMay2013
Colchester, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Walk up hill or down hill through the Dutch quarter and admire the architecture. These houses are still inhabited by Colcestrians and the streets are very narrow so watch our for the traffic which is just following the Satnav directions.

1 Thank VEDay

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