ESSEX – historic Harwich, Colchester

Both these towns are steeped in history – Colchester since the Romans created their first British settlement here. It saw the bloody rebellion of the Iceni tribe under Boudicea. Harwich is more recent but played a crucial part in British naval history from the reign of King Alfred onwards. Samuel Pepys was the MP here… loads of interesting things to see in both towns. Runs to more than 21 minutes.