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Castle Park

High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 282700
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Beautiful park , lots of nice walks, great area for children, cafe, ice cream shop and public toilets.

We were lucky to be visiting the park on a hot sunny day when the police band were playing in the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wendy B
Walking while Daughter had job interview

What a delighful park, I was a bit spoiled as the weather was so good, really lovely with all the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Malcolm G
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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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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High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were lucky to be visiting the park on a hot sunny day when the police band were playing in the bandstand , lovely afternoon, lots of people of all ages enjoying the music .

Thank Wendy B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a delighful park, I was a bit spoiled as the weather was so good, really lovely with all the trees in early spring, flowerbeds so good too, lots of space and great looking kids play area, went back again for another look around with...More

Thank Malcolm G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm sure this is a lovely park, but if you have a dog you are barred from most of it. The two-thirds of the park which has the castle, cafe, museum and gardens is forbidden to dogs. What you're left with is the lower park,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When the sun is out it's great in the park plenty of room for everyone to sunbathe it can get quiet busy

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beauty all around any time if the year. Live in Colchester 4 years and when my bestie visited us, her was enoyght first sight to understand why we fall in love with this city so much. As a gardener i love to see how much...More

Thank Kristina K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic place to relax . Beautiful gardens with the added magnificence of the castle as a backdrop!

Thank Marion K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to this park two times now, both in different seasons; once in Autumn, and this time in late spring and it is an absolutely beautiful park. It's set around the Colchester Castle, and offers some nice views of the surrounding area. It's also...More

Thank Brad P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Castle Park is a really nice place to go on a beautiful day. Weather you want to entertain the kids or go for a nice stroll. There are toilet facilities at the top, middle and bottom of the park and a cafe in the middle...More

Thank Samantha L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the flagship park for Colchester in the middle of the town, with a recently remodelled castle and some lovely grounds. Very informative info boards around the castle and a few benches which 'talk' to you about some of the local characters and other...More

Thank sfmann106
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing history & walks to many areas of interest about iron age romans & Norman castles in Colchester United Kingdom . Very enjoyable experience

Thank Cheryl J
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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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