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Castle Park

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Address: High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
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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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Peaceful and Nice

Castle Park Colchester is nice and peaceful. The grounds are well kept and are very scenic. In the Castle there is so much history and interesting things to do and look at. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Castle Park Colchester is nice and peaceful. The grounds are well kept and are very scenic. In the Castle there is so much history and interesting things to do and look at. The tours are great too especially for kids. The grounds are perfect for a picnic! It makes a nice, cheap day out.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have had lots of fun here. Plenty of space, lots to do. The food festivals in the summer are a must. I love getting a group of people to play rounders or football. Lots of apparatus for the kids to use, in the summer its fun to rent a little boat and paddle in the lake. Lots of shops... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Castle Park Just off the high Street in Colchester Is an amazing Park has everthing for all ages. Boating lake, Play area for Children, Cafe, and a Castle that's filled with History and is worth a visit. The Gardens are Beautiful and just beside the front of the Castle. The gardeners do a Three Dimensional bedding Display in Flowers worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The jewel of Colchester and the best thing in the town. Unspoilt views and wonderfull flower displays throughout the year. The spring bulbs are a joy to behold

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Essex
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This has to be one of the best parks in the country, amazing floral displays and a great setting. Really beautiful, especially in Summer!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Haven't seen the new displays in the Castle yet but the gardens are always beautiful and ther is a good play area for children as well as the boating lake. lots going on in the summer with music on the bandstand, food festivals etc. This is one of the best fearures of Colchester

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

With the castle the park provides a good place to spend a few hours for grown ups and children to relax and see some history back to Roman times

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My family and I visit Colchester Park quite regularly. There is a good playground for the kids with slides, climbing games and also a newer addition is a wooden pirate ship surrounded by sand. There are lots of places for parents to sit and keep their eye on the children. Gardens are attractive and well- laid out, especially in Summer.... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good displays in the Castle and Roman remains,great shame that there are no concessions for locals or older visitors.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just a lovely place to enjoy on your own or with family, gorgeous colours in the flowers and trees, lots of squirrels to spot, large play area and massive green space for ball games. Nice café with a wide selection of food or even the shop if you just fancy a snack

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