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Castle Park

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Lunchtime walk

Often visit this park for a relaxing walk at lunchtime when I am working in the area and it never... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Joann K
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Braintree, United Kingdom
via mobile
Visiting for remembrance

Beautiful scenery. Beautiful weather. Lovely place to just spend a while looking and being... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JS741
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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About
Colchester's distinctive heritage is nowhere more apparent than in Castle Park. A site of national importance, this Victorian Park contains evidence of 2000 years of history and is a landscape moulded by the people of Colchester over many...more
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High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 March 2013

Great fun for all the family,good play area for kids,boating lake,plenty of ice cream available.Lovely for us older ones just to stroll around and enjoy the country side in the town with lots of fresh air.

28  Thank bigbarryEssex
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Having lived in Colchester all my life I would most strongly recommend that you stay away from the Castle Park after dark as there has already been one murder of a disabled man which the Police have completely failed to investigate. There are robberies and...More

8  Thank David J
Will J, Park Ranger at Castle Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2014

Thank you for your review David. I'm sorry you don't enjoy visiting Castle Park. I have to agree with you that I don't recommend visiting the park after dark - but this is because it is locked up at dusk each day. Also your comment...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Often visit this park for a relaxing walk at lunchtime when I am working in the area and it never disappoints. It is large so can do a decent walk, clean and very well kept. The squirrels keep you entertained as you watch them running...More

Thank Joann K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery. Beautiful weather. Lovely place to just spend a while looking and being peaceful. Would recommend.

Thank JS741
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well maintained park set around the preserved remains of the Norman castle keep. Nice, well tended flower borders, lots of open grassland with trees, paths, etc and good facilities for families with youngsters (play areas, WCs, etc). Always good to stroll through here when in...More

Thank sfmann106
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great space, they host fab events throughout the year for all agree group's. Good all year round. Lovely play area.

Thank Lorrie h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

fantastic park with a sand area for children and also a big play area. The park has beautiful areas of flowers and trees. lots of big grass areas to sit and chill or play. there is always concerts or other festivals happening at the park...More

Thank jeanelizabethp2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully tended gardens, with lots of areas for all ages. Children have at least three playgrounds to choose from, and there is lots of 'hidden history' to seek out. If I'm going to Colchester Station, I always walk through the park and along the river...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely family park wish there was a police patrol been taking my son there to play for a while would make the park feel a lot safer

Thank mulcahyliam87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are so lucky to have this park in our town. It is suitable for all ages to enjoy and hosts regular events throughout the year from park runs to music festivals to film screenings. There is a very big playground there permanently which has...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We battled our way through very slow traffic just so we could visit the Castle Park in Colchester. But they do not allow dogs. Perhaps some dog owners haven't cleaned up poos. We were allowed to visit the lower castle park, but the loos were...More

Thank Monica L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love taking walks in this lovely park in the oldest town recorded in England. It's vast grounds offer a variety of terrain with a nice water way running through it. Will return to this park when I next visit Colchester.

Thank BennyTWWong
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Sophie C
24 April 2018|
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Response from Colchester B | Property representative |
Thankyou for your question, im afraid BBQ's are not allowed in Castle Park
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essexcal815
28 July 2016|
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Response from Judith M | Reviewed this property |
It depends on which direction you approach from, but if your route is up East Hill (from the Harwich, Ipswich or Clacton direction, head up towards the bottom of the High Street (with Hollytrees Museum and then the War... More
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123joshy
15 July 2015|
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Response from Will J | Property representative |
It's free to get in. Some events have paid entry but this is rare and never shut the whole park.
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