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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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Great place to visit

We are local to Colchester so have visited Castle Park many times. There is two main playground... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2012
Harwich, United Kingdom
Excellent playgrounds for children, lovely vistas for the rest

Lovely well-landscaped gardens surround the Colchester Castle, and include two very large... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2012
Meerbusch, Germany
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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 18 August 2012

We are local to Colchester so have visited Castle Park many times. There is two main playground areas which have recently been updated. there is lots to do for children of all ages. There is also seating areas for parents and a cafe nearby along...More

Date of experience: August 2012
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

Lovely well-landscaped gardens surround the Colchester Castle, and include two very large playgrounds with lots to offer. There is also a cafe (which unfortunately closes at 5 p.m.) that offers drinks, snacks, etc. Our children loved this playground, which was a pleasant surprise.

Date of experience: August 2012
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

Great kids play area whith loads of different things to climb and swing on. Beautiful gardens and loads of space to run around. Lots of seats for the adults and a small cafe / kiosk to buy snacks and ice cream. Colchester Castle is at...More

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank girlies_mum
Reviewed 9 August 2012

As I live in the district I have been to this amazing park on numerous occasions, and it never ceases to amaze me how magical it looks no matter what season. Upper Castle Park is where you'll find the children's play areas and a small...More

Date of experience: June 2012
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

Good displays, clearly sequenced and well labelled. Helpful staff. The castle itself is also worth studying, being composed in part of re-cycled Roman tiles and stonework. The only let-down was the lack of a manned tea-room (though there are coffee and snack machines).

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank Bill W
Reviewed 4 August 2012

Plenty to do and see. Great for children as there is boating lake and 2 excellent play areas, a castle to visit. Plenty of seats to sit and read or admire the colourful planting.

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank Elaine H
Reviewed 3 August 2012

The park is great for kids! cant beat it! shame they have to put the bouncy castles that you have to pay for right beside the park! the castle is well over priced and in my view you shouldnt pay for a museum and the...More

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank cyflynn
Reviewed 28 July 2012

always something going on there on weekends,small rides,music,dancers etc.. plenty of ground to walk round,take a nice picnic and enjoy the sun

Date of experience: June 2012
1  Thank ckmh2012
Reviewed 27 July 2012

The Children love the new park with all it's fab stuff especially the Zip Wire and the swings. It is also nice just to sit on the grass and have a picnic and let the kids run about on the park after.

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank NikkiZoom
Reviewed 18 July 2012

lovely place to go when the sun is out and events take place child friendly brilliant place for picnics cafes and the castle !

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank kayleigh399
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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.