Boudica's Legacy: Women of Colchester

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Welcome to Colchester, Britain’s first city!

Walk the streets through the eyes of its infamous destroyer Boudica, Queen of the Iceni, who burnt the city down. She’s back to see what the women of Colchester have achieved since her death.

On this tour you’ll meet some of Colchester’s exceptional women, solving my fiendish riddles along the way. Discover suffragettes, an eccentric 16th-century philosopher, Colchester’s first female mayor and even another Queen.

But are any of them a match for Boudica?


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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

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    Whole day

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  • Go underground to find some spectacular public art

  • Find out why there’s a layer of red debris under Colchester

  • Visit the birthplace of one of the worst spellers of her time

  • Discover the author of a book written from the point of view of a pin

  • Find out how one woman got herself invited to the male-only Colchester Oyster Feast


You are Boudica, also known as Boadicea, fierce Iceni warrior queen. When the Romans angered you, you rebelled and burnt Colchester to the ground. Proof, if ever proof were needed, that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. 
Now, almost 2,000 years later, you've returned to check on your legacy. Have Colchester's women responded to your battle cry? Is the world now run by women? Not entirely, but over the years, Colchester has racked up a fair few female pioneers.

Experience's route

Starting point Colchester War Memorial
66 High St, Colchester CO1 1DN, UK
Finish point The Minories
74 High St, Colchester CO1 1UE, UK

Places you will visit


It will take you

90-120 mins

You will walk

3680 steps

Total distance

2.8 km

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Emily Johnson

02 Jun 2024

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14 Apr 2024

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16 Feb 2024


04 May 2023
funny and fascinating, highly enjoyable

Cornel Dumitrescu

15 Apr 2023

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