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Castle Park

Open Now: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Colchester Park

Beautiful oasis in Colchester, lovely flowers and well kept trees. There is a world war one tank... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Windlesham, United Kingdom
Lovely wander to listen to the band

Decided to walk through the park after lunch during a visit to the in laws, it is beautifully kept... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Dereham, 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
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Beautiful oasis in Colchester, lovely flowers and well kept trees. There is a world war one tank made from flowers in remembrance of the end of WW1

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Chris383
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Decided to walk through the park after lunch during a visit to the in laws, it is beautifully kept, obviously a lot of very hard work goes on behind the scenes. There is a lovely play park for children and lots of room to let...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

The Castle Park is right in the town centre next to the largest Norman Castle and Keep in Europe. The park is built on the large North slope of the Keep . We visited in September and the flower beds were full of colourful annuals...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Very large park with information centre, well maintained gardens and large playground area for the young ones. A nice lake and near to local river.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Visited Colchester for Invasion Colchester with our 7yr old grandson. After seeing his superheroes we went to the Castle Park to see the other invasion Colchester in the form of re- enactment English Civil War battles. Also explored the Castle Park. Lots of open spaces...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Have visited the park before but on this occasion ventured a lot further and realised how extensive it is. Really lovely grounds. Large childrens play area, a boating lake, cafe, toilets, all well maintained. The park is close to the town. The upper park and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Nice grounds and really good free parks for kids. Right in the grounds of the castle, there's boat rides and small refreshment stalls. Quite often do events in the grounds which have been good

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Colchester is our nearest town and we have visited Castle Park many times but not recently, so with an hour or so spare this seemed a good opportunity to take our grandchildren (11-8) who live in Cambridge. They were impressed with the gardens and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the park a number of times while we were staying in Colchester. A comprehensive playground for the children, great gardens and even a castle!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kestonr2018
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Haven’t been here in a while and the one day of summer we plan to go, it rained. But it’s beautiful. Lovely green areas for picnics and the park is fantastic for children. The castle is there for a visit too. So easy to make...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.