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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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Peaceful & beautiful park

Love taking walks in this lovely park in the oldest town recorded in England. It's vast grounds... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Peaceful most of the time

Really well kept place it always a delight to walk through and pretty much unavoidable... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
David W
Saint-Malo, France
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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 29 October 2018

We battled our way through very slow traffic just so we could visit the Castle Park in Colchester. But they do not allow dogs. Perhaps some dog owners haven't cleaned up poos. We were allowed to visit the lower castle park, but the loos were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Monica L
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Love taking walks in this lovely park in the oldest town recorded in England. It's vast grounds offer a variety of terrain with a nice water way running through it. Will return to this park when I next visit Colchester.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Really well kept place it always a delight to walk through and pretty much unavoidable. Nevertheless it gets full marks.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David W
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Was sent photos of poppies in Castle Park..by a friend in Tenerife..normally only visit in summer when they have special events..but had to come and see this fantastic tribute..well worth the visit..they do a fantastic job

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bigbarryEssex
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Well worth a visit, free to go, lots of room for kids to run around and gardens superbly maintained. At the moment a lovely memorial for 100th anniversary for WW1 - a must to see if you are in the area, in the heart of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 943philt
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Visited today and well worth the visit if your in the area, the grounds are well huge and nicely kept and inside tells you everything, would definitely recommend!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank T5812YDbriand
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Great to see the fallen remembered with such a tribute. I’ve never been to castle park & I’m glad we made a visit. A huge park for the children, local cafes to grab a bite to eat and drink too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GrantRivers
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Very attractive and well-maintained pathways with relaxing views across cut lawns. Very popular with dog walkers as plenty of wide open spaces (and squirrels!!), and plenty of benches provided for walkers to sit and relax. A real gem in the middle of Colchester.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EllenMay2013
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
Thank 391susij
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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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