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Castle Park

High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 282700
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Limited waking for dogs

Looks good on paper but the limited space for dogs and inability to get to the park cafe if you are... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom
via mobile
Always enjoy walking through castle park.

We love walking through castle park because there's so much to see. The plants are well-tended and... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2017
Colchester, 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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 282700
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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Looks good on paper but the limited space for dogs and inability to get to the park cafe if you are with dog is just a little disappointing.

Thank Porangi-Chris
Reviewed March 11, 2017

We love walking through castle park because there's so much to see. The plants are well-tended and we enjoy the sense of history with old signs bringing reminders a time gone by. I believe it has won awards and Think they are well-deserved.

Thank Kaycal
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Castle park excellent for young children. Very well kept and tidy. We visited the castle which was very expensive and not worth it.

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Lovely park with snowdrops, crocus and daffodils. Nice walk by the river and is obviously very floral in summer.

Thank AlanFSEly
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

We are so lucky to have such a well looked after park in Colchester. So much time and effort is taken to look after it, it's a shame that the public using it don't appreciate more !! Please use the bins provided rather than throwing...More

Thank Janie1969
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Castle park is a lovely place to walk at any time of year. A green space in the heart of Colchester. A visit to the castle provides inearest. There is an excellent children's play area. In the summer you can while away a few hours...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed February 15, 2017

The park is lovely and located at the end of the high street. If you walk a bit, downhill, you will find a great children's playground with many free attractions. Surely worth a visit if you have a family with kids.

Thank costaeurope
Reviewed February 15, 2017

I just love spending time in The Castle Park.. Always Clean and Tidy.. Flowers Planted Nicely.. Grass always Cut short.. Just such a nice place to go.. And of coarse has a Fab Castle to look at too..

Thank stormchaser2017
Reviewed February 14, 2017

For children up to 12+ with nice cafe and with 2 free museums and the castle.good picnic place, exercise machines etc

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Well kept and maintained. Loads to do for children. Park wardens operate to keep out unruly people and alcohol completely banned from park unless there's events on. Definitely worth a visit if visiting colchester for the day.

Thank dfidd333
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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.