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Castle Park

Opens in 23 min: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great park, Lots to do

This is quite interesting. It is a  large park that extends out and around the castle and ruins... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2018
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Wonderful town centre facility

Castle Park, as the name suggests, contains a castle. It is a Norman keep which was built over the... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2018
Gary B
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...more
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High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 282700
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Reviewed 24 December 2018

This is quite interesting. It is a  large park that extends out and around the castle and ruins. There are several attractions with in the park; the Art Center, St. Mary's Church, The Castle Museum and Hollytrees Museum to name a few. The park is split...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 30 November 2018

Castle Park, as the name suggests, contains a castle. It is a Norman keep which was built over the remains of the Roman temple dedicated to Claudius (who was emperor at the time), and is both an imposing and interesting structure, as well as an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 November 2018

Great place for the kids to go crazy with lots of things to do, great gardens take a picnic you won’t regret it.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

We visit Colchester Park regularly. Lots of events and beautifully tended gardens. So meticulously cared for. Love it

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank janet m
Reviewed 21 November 2018

We recently visited this park and found it to be clean and tidy, and lots to do for the children. Highly recommend for all ages :)

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Often visit this park for a relaxing walk at lunchtime when I am working in the area and it never disappoints. It is large so can do a decent walk, clean and very well kept. The squirrels keep you entertained as you watch them running...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joann K
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scenery. Beautiful weather. Lovely place to just spend a while looking and being peaceful. Would recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JS741
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Well maintained park set around the preserved remains of the Norman castle keep. Nice, well tended flower borders, lots of open grassland with trees, paths, etc and good facilities for families with youngsters (play areas, WCs, etc). Always good to stroll through here when in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Great space, they host fab events throughout the year for all agree group's. Good all year round. Lovely play area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lorrie h
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

fantastic park with a sand area for children and also a big play area. The park has beautiful areas of flowers and trees. lots of big grass areas to sit and chill or play. there is always concerts or other festivals happening at the park...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.