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Castle Park

High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 282700
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Day Out

This is well worth a visit. The castle itself is great we went down to the depths with a guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
West Mersea, England
Everything a park should be

Great children play area, big green spaces, ponds, well maintained gardens, ice cream, tea, and a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom T
Colchester, England, 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 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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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 282700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well worth a visit. The castle itself is great we went down to the depths with a guide and learnt a lot about the castles history. the grounds are huge and well kept.

Thank 409royc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great children play area, big green spaces, ponds, well maintained gardens, ice cream, tea, and a real castle (museum) for something else to do. What more needs to be said.

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent for the young and old .very child friendly super cafe and icecream shop.colchester castle and the Holly trees museum a must visit.

Thank soniajane63farrell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great range of activities take place throughout the year. In addition to permanent features; childrens play area, lovely pond and garden areas, cafe and toilets, Colchester Castle and a Higher and Lower Castle Park area. Events include a big screen that shows films and TV...More

Thank Robindad
Reviewed 1 week ago

I met up with a friend, it was a very hot day and we wanted to go somewhere we could sit outside but not be in the full Sun. The cafe in the park was ideal for this with a good outside space, very clean,...More

Thank bassett2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle and surrounding grounds are well kept with beautiful flower beds and a delightful children playground,

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took my mum here recently, and it triggered many memories for her of her visits to the Castle and the Hollytrees when she was a child. She simply loved the flower gardens, especially the sunken beds, which were an absolute picture....More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely surprise when we visited this time as not only had the flowers all bloomed beautifully but there was a big screen in the lower park showing winbledon tennis.

Thank PatsyC0lchester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Peaceful and wonderful flowers at Castle Park! Opportunity to have a look inside with guide and amazing gadgets!!

Thank Coccorita89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a warm sunny day and we were visiting Colchester. It was lovely to stroll through the park. It is next to the caste. It was so nice to see so many people enjoying this place. We were able to sit on a bench...More

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July 28, 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
July 15, 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.
July 15, 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.