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Castle Park

High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 282700
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If you are interested in trees get the tree guide. It shows all the trees of interest, many... read more

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694Lola694
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Lovely Place

Well kept , with beautiful gardens. The children's play area is just great with lots to do. There... read more

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Colchester, 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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“boating lake” (114 reviews)
“fish pond” (37 reviews)
“band stand” (29 reviews)
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High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
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Reviewed today

If you are interested in trees get the tree guide. It shows all the trees of interest, many unusual ones. Summer garden is wonderful.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well kept , with beautiful gardens. The children's play area is just great with lots to do. There is also a beach themed play area, which our 8 and 6 year old loved. There was music in the bandstand and a nice little cafe nearby....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Just had a couple of hours to kill in Colchester and, to be perfectly honest, my expectations were really not that high, but we stumbled across Castle Park and we were very happy to wander round the historic castle and rest awhile on the adjacent...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this park with a friend from Colchester, before entering the castle and taking the tour. There's so much to see and it's beautiful at every turn.

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely park with well maintained public areas. We will be back another day to continue enjoying it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location with plenty to see. Large open spaces. Sensory Garden. Plenty of places to sit. Very close to Colchester Town Centre.

Thank Martin H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Castle park is so nice, can take a stroll around it, i take the dogs for a run here. Sometime take my lunch here when the weather's nice. Got so much, sights, park area for little ones, small boating lake to ride swan boats around....More

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the park that part of the Castle in Colchester, I think bit more signage from the train station would help tourist.

Thank srockfella
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful park wonderful flower arrangements, sensory garden, Bandstand recitals most weekends. The Norman castle stands majestically at the entrance with the Tourist Information office nearby, Hollytrees Museum is in the grounds with free entry and toilets next to it. There is a small cafe and...More

Thank Carla M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely good old fashioned park. Planed flower beds, lake, large trees. A great children's play area and cafe. There's a lovely Itlianate pond with fishes and the squirrels come up close to be fed by hand, quite charming.

Thank Andrea G
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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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