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Castle Park

High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 282700
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Great park with lots to offer

Castle Park is a wonderful asset to Colchester. Adjoining the castle, you get great views from... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Colchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
day out with grandson

lovely lovely park with a very large play park ...lovely cafe on the park with a very nice menu... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Julie T
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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 eras.Castle Park not only encompasses much of Colchester's rich heritage within its boundaries but is much loved and used as a part of present day life. It boasts over 1 million visitors a year. Providing a green oasis in the town centre, you can sit, walk, enjoy music, play games, or picnic amongst wonderful flowers and trees. Its horticulture is award-winning and the park has long been a superb venue for the town's big events.The park itself is designated Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.
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  • Average4%
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High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 282700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Castle Park is a wonderful asset to Colchester. Adjoining the castle, you get great views from Upper Castle Park, can enjoy the substantial children's play areas, the boating lake in Lower Castle Park is also fun. The park also has a variety of events, utilising...More

Thank AKL90
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

lovely lovely park with a very large play park ...lovely cafe on the park with a very nice menu small boating lake too

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love this place, great for all ages! A little bit of heaven in Colchester. We always take a picnic ( well a visit to M&S) a great place , with beautiful gardens

Thank Janie1969
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love castle park, come here a lot and holds a lot of memories. My recent visit was lunch with my best friend. It's always chilled out and there's regular events during the warmer months. Definitely worth a visit but avoid the far side if want...More

Thank PinkyLilac
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Romans landscaped the park around AD54 for their Temple, some years later adding a defensive wall, parts of which wall can be seen in the park. By the 18th century the park had become part of the garden of a Mansion. One of it's...More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice clean area, nice to walk around, has a stream/ river to walk along side. Area for the kids to play. Wasn't busy when we went around 3-5pm on a Saturday

Thank charliehollis1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We try to come to Castle Park as much as we can and today we enjoyed our visit. You have lower and upper Castle Park. The main entrance is in the town and there are other ways at North South East and West. Thus includes...More

Thank Simon N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I knew little about the Castle and the park but I can see why it is award winning. The park is a delight with splendid formal garden beds, some interesting special gardens (e.g. A sensory garden) and plenty of space for children to run around.

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being local I visit Castle Park several times in the year, often as a nice walk to town if doing some shopping or meeting a friend for coffee etc. It's well maintained pleasant and pleasing to be in. The gardens are changed so always new...More

Thank bruce543210
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a lovely tranquil place, with the castle as a back drop, well done to the grounds maintenance crew and gardeners for the upkeep of this park, enjoyed this very much.

Thank mgh63
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Where is the best place to park for lower castle park
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
What are the prices to visit Castle park?
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.
How much is it 2 visit?
15 July 2015|
Response from Will J | Property representative |
Free to get in, some events require paid entry but this is rare and never close the whole park. Search Colchester Castle Park events on line to see what's happening when.