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Castle Park

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Address: High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
Phone Number: 01206282700
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Description: Colchester's distinctive heritage is nowhere more apparent than in Castle...
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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so much history

so much history, my 5 year old daughter was so interested in the castle, the surrounding areas were all very good. the play park is one of the best parks we have been to all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

so much history, my 5 year old daughter was so interested in the castle, the surrounding areas were all very good. the play park is one of the best parks we have been to all summer. very good, very challenging for all ages.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Castle Park looked great the gardeners do a fabulous job!! Really enjoyed the Music event and what a great atmosphere. Well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The gardens are just fantastic, incredible flower beds, very well conserved ancient castle with a little gem of a museum inside.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a really lovely park excellently maintained and with an excellent selection of kids areas for a wide range of ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

First visit with family was very nice and clean plenty rides for kids also lovely flower garden, nice fish pond would definitely return on next visit

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

First visit here! good amount going on . Bouncy castle for the kids was too expensive at £1.50 for 5 mins Very well kept grounds kids enjoyed their time there

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

we arrived at the park to see a wonderful dragon in plants it was very clever my wife and i was out for the day with our 3 children and we stayed at the park for 4 hours on teh swings and walking around teh park it was a lovley park with lots to do with the kids

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Came from France to visit Colchester with 5 French friends, they were very impressed with the castle & especially the surrounding grounds & gardens, fish pond & dragon!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We spent some time browsing around the whole park. The flower beds are spectacular - obviously so much work and thought goes into them. The park stretches over a large area to the River Colne and features one of the prettiest cricket grounds in the country. Sadly we have not had time to visit the castle since it has been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

What a lovely place to spend a day,we often take the kids here they all enjoy iy,walking round,playing on the park amusements.Having ice creams or something from the cafe,it is a lovely day out.ONCE WE VISITED THE CASTLE,were a little dissapointed,the little ones did not really enjoy it,but the park is great.

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