TWO Colchester attractions have been voted the best in the county by families – even though one is currently closed.

Leisure World Colchester and Colchester Castle Museum came top in their categories in the Primary Times magazine in Essex Star Awards 2014.

The voting, by readers of the family publication, took place even as the castle was closed for a £4.2million overhaul.

The Norman keep is due to reopen on May 2 with previously unseen artefacts and fresh displays, including a projection of key moments of the site’s history which will fill an entire wall.