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Castle Park

High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 282700
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Beautiful scenery

Castle Park is a large park located at the bottom of the main town centre. It has plenty of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jon S
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
via mobile
nice place to take a break

large park that often has events on. I like to find a shady spot on a hot day and have a break. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 eras.Castle Park not only encompasses much of Colchester's rich heritage within its boundaries but is much loved and used as a part of present day life. It boasts over 1 million visitors a year. Providing a green oasis in the town centre, you can sit, walk, enjoy music, play games, or picnic amongst wonderful flowers and trees. Its horticulture is award-winning and the park has long been a superb venue for the town's big events.The park itself is designated Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.
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  • Average3%
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High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 282700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Castle Park is a large park located at the bottom of the main town centre. It has plenty of entrances/exits and each one is plenty wide enough to deal with heavy traffic. There is a large pond in the middle which is kept in wonderful...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 4 days ago

large park that often has events on. I like to find a shady spot on a hot day and have a break. The castle is interesting too.

Thank DublinBarb
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My family love it here they always have fab events on keep the gardens looking pretty and the play area is perfect for children one of my most favourite places in Colchester

Thank MissC258
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I recently visited the Caste Park with my daughter and her two children , and they had a great time in the sand play area and indeed all the play equipment . Well with a visit.

Thank SteveG226
Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked through the park on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning at about 7.30am and it was virtually empty.The flower bed are beautifully kept and the grass well kept.Very tranquil and a great place to start the day.Well done to who ever looks after the...More

Thank Mr_and_Mrs_M2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While me and my friends were for vacations in England edrybody told us that we must tale a picnic in Castle park! It was a great idea! So I tell you to take a picnic in Castle Park!!

Thank Savvasamer
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here on multiple occasions and it's always great, whether a picnic with the family, a stroll with my partner, or a place to meet up with friends. It's always really clean and well kept, the child play parks are really good too.

Thank Sophie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the entrance to Castle Park is the striking image of Colchester Castle, the site where it stands dates back to Roman times when the 'Roman Temple of Claudius' stood there, parts of the Roman wall that encircled the area during that period can still...More

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a lovely backdrop of course, and on a sunny day can be a nice place to chill and take the kids to run about but I think they could put a few more activities on during school holidays!

Thank The S
Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot get a more attractive park on a sunny day. It is beautifully landscaped and undulating - with grassy hills (ideal for kids to roll down) - leading down to a lake, complete with swan boats. There is a small cafe selling a variety...More

Thank Swan P
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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.
15 July 2015|
Response from Will J | Property representative |
Free to get in, some events require paid entry but this is rare and never close the whole park. Search Colchester Castle Park events on line to see what's happening when.