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Castle Park

Closed Now: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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A jewel in Colchester town

I live close to this park so I am very lucky. I visit all year round so I experience it through... read more

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Yolande G

Lovely park,with beautiful flower beds, always kept nice, my grandchildren love the park there. I... read more

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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...more
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High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 282700
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Reviewed today

I live close to this park so I am very lucky. I visit all year round so I experience it through every season. It has a wonderful array of beautifull trees and a river at the bottom where I have spotted Kingfishers, small Egretts and...More

Thank Yolande G
Reviewed today via mobile

Lovely park,with beautiful flower beds, always kept nice, my grandchildren love the park there. I try and go there when I can through different times of the year,nice to relax amongst the wildlife and the beauty of the park.

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Reviewed yesterday

Went to look at the castle and came upon this park. The flowers were beautiful and there was gardeners spruceing it up. The castle was in the middle and next to a display with tanks and WW1 information.

Thank Shirley R
Reviewed yesterday

We went to the castle museum (worth a visit too) and wandered around the castle park. The park has a friendly café and beautiful planted garden - especially for September! It was all well maintained and we spent a nice hour or two wandering around...More

Thank ebreeveld
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was staying in Colchester for a week as I was working in the area. I stayed at the George Of Colchester Hotel, and on my first morning I decided to explore Colchester. I was instantly at the gates of this park and decided to...More

Thank ScotlandWanderer09
Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoy walking through, stopping to rest or picnic and events such as the big screen and The Pretenders in concert.

Thank Rosalind S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited Colchester castle park today. There is something for everyone to enjoy from the beautiful gardens to the Castle. In the lower park they have events on at weekends during the summer. Today was a vintage car show with face painting for the children,...More

Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We try to visit the park at least once each season and at the moment it looks really colourful. The displays marking different dates are remarkable. Although undulating, the paths are good for my walker and the whole area is very accessible with free parking...More

Thank PatsyC0lchester
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, large park with a friendly information center, ancient walls, and nice garden. There is a large playground for kids and it seems like an unofficial town center.

Thank Emily R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful oasis in Colchester, lovely flowers and well kept trees. There is a world war one tank made from flowers in remembrance of the end of WW1

Thank Chris383
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Sophie C
25 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
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
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.