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Castle Park

High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 282700
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One of the nicest town parks we have been in

We were visiting the town for a couple of days, and as it was such a pleasant day, decided to have... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
alisdair t
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Workington, United Kingdom
Love castle park

Great place with a lovely park for the children. Could spend the day here with a picnic and a ball... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lclilylee1964
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London, 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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Hours Today: 07:30 - 17:00
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High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were visiting the town for a couple of days, and as it was such a pleasant day, decided to have a wander round the park... Wow.. its lovely, something for everyone.. From lovely set out flower beds, great childrens play area, little cafe, boating...More

1  Thank alisdair t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place with a lovely park for the children. Could spend the day here with a picnic and a ball, beautiful park. We also did the castle tour which is really good!

Thank Lclilylee1964
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Castle Park is a lovely place. The gardens are fabulous, the Castle magnificent & there is always loads of events going on throughout the year, something for everyone.

Thank Angel57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we visit Colchester we go to Castle Park. It is a great green space offering a range of activities including boating, play, bowling,watching the cricket, walking or just enjoying the squirrels. The Roman wall runs through it as does the river. The grass...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully kept, interesting features and well worth a wander around, and a sit down to take it all in

Thank Kay J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean , well kept gardens. Castle is a wealth of information about the towns' history regards the Romans, Normans and Queen Bodicia

Thank thecave2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place full of flowers and trees. I liked spending time there. It's suitable for families with children.

Thank Nibel T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park n lovely stroll during summer. Feeding the squirrels n pigeons with the backdrop of the castle.

Thank Karl J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here bank holiday weekend and took a picnic with me. It helped as the weather was really nice. They have a large play ground for children of all ages including a sandpit and zip wires they also have small tramperlines. It is all free...More

1  Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's always a pleasure to visit this stunning park in any season, but wow in summer the amazing displays of flowers in the well maintained gardens is wonderful Enjoy a picnic lunch on a park bench. Or just a peaceful stroll through the park with...More

Thank Jenny M
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essexcal815
29 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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123joshy
15 July 2015|
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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.
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