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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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Beautiful park

This park is very well kept with lovely flowers and well kept lawns. A good children’s play area... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Afternoon wander

The sun was shining so it was time to explore Colchester, from our hotel the route in to town... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
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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
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

This park is very well kept with lovely flowers and well kept lawns. A good children’s play area. Lovely walks around and along the riverbank that has loads of wildlife including kingfishers and in summer dragonflies and damselflies. There is also a boating lake for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

The sun was shining so it was time to explore Colchester, from our hotel the route in to town took us through this delightful park, obviously well used by local people and tourists alike.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

Found this by accident but there are several areas of interest. Gardens, activities, paths and places to picnic and read. Woven wicker sculptures of World War 1 were very impressive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anne M
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Huge park in a lovely setting it is busy when the weather is good or its the school holidays really a big asset to Colchester

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank raymondos6os
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

The current display of world war 1 is really moving - it might not be very big but it is really thought provoking - well done to the team the wooden soldiers are great

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

castle park is really a great place on a warm sunny or clear dry day as you have the roman castle on one side to tweak the historic imagination of what life was like in Britain's oldest recorded town . then on through the park...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Derek S
Reviewed 3 October 2018

As well as the beautiful layout, the paths, trees, lake and views, there is a large area for children - 2 separate parts for very young children and older ones. As the adult, I only had to follow, admire and take photos. All the children...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Great area and crawling with Squirrels that climb on your legs. Take some nuts to make friends. Recommend for low key activity.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen O
Reviewed 2 October 2018

After a walk around the castle itself we went into the park, the flowers were stunning to look at even at this time of year. A beautiful walk with lots to see. Plenty of wildlife around. It was very clean and tidy everywhere. I would...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Victoriaimagine
Reviewed 1 October 2018

The park has beautiful displays at present of WW1 created by the landscape garden team Well worth a visit The castle with its excellent / some working displays are a must for visitors to the area and the large children’s recreation area has been enjoyed...More

Date of experience: September 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.