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Castle Park

Closed Now: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wounderful park

I have lived in this area for over 60 years and didn't realise how big and good this park was... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2019
Halstead, United Kingdom
Beautiful Park

The park has several areas to walk around, and is well kept all year round. Certain parts of the... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2019
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 8 February 2019

I have lived in this area for over 60 years and didn't realise how big and good this park was. Beautifully kept even in mid winter. There are a lot of events held here in the summer with well known singers appearing so I may...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank smithy10smithy
Reviewed 21 January 2019

The park has several areas to walk around, and is well kept all year round. Certain parts of the park have historical interest with the castle being the focal point. There is an updated play area for young children and in the summer a bandstand...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

In reality castle park is just a park, often more of a thoroughfare. It has some nice spaces to stop for a picnic or a park for kids to play in and the lake is quaint but ultimately it’s just a large park

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Steven K
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

We love Victorian parks. Green benches of iron. Bandstand and great walks. The extras are even better. A mill with water wheel. Lake to sail you boats. The gates are typical Victorian again iron gates and huge stone posts. The grounds are well devolved and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 14 January 2019

Great place to chill out near Colchester town centre and had a lovely stroll around the historic castle.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John P
Reviewed 3 January 2019

A lovely riverside walk through beautiful surroundings. The resident squirrels are very tame, and I saw one climb up a mans leg to receive some food.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jim H
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

We needed a post-Chistmas breath of fresh air and decided upon a winter walk in the park and chose Castle Park, Colchester. Very nice walks on hard, clean, mud-free footpaths with various interconnected routes to choose from. Obviously less colourful at the end of December...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Derek H
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
Thank Gary B
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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Shannon P
26 March 2019|
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Response from V4418WZjasont | Reviewed this property |
Yes, so long as there on a lead.
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