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“Beautiful park”
Review of Castle Park

Castle Park
Ranked #3 of 64 things to do in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Colchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful park”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

It's such a lovely park winter or summer the squirrels always come straight up for peanuts. It's beautifully with gorgeous gardens and flowers well worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
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“Wonderful Day”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Wonderful old castle set in the most gorgeous gardens. You have to visit this place. No amount of words can describe how beautiful it is!

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“I love this place”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

I have never been into the castle itself before and that is because the gardens are stunning. Its a very very very big portion of land that has something for everybody.... there is a beautiful area with roses in the summer, a cafeteria, kids playground, a pond, a river, and tons of tons of space to walk, exercise, take your dog, mingle with people or if you prefer to be on you own, in peace and quite, just walk a bit further from the rest and enjoy the silence, the birds and the squirrels.

Visited February 2013
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“castle park”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

a lovely well kept park...... nice flower beds and the hedges are often cut into animal shapes which is rather amusing for kids .... nice play and also a small lake with paddles for hire in the summer ....... also the park has a cafe serving hot food , and ice-cream and a bandstand.. stages a wide range of events throughout the year... the castle museum is also situated in the park... a nice place

Visited February 2013
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United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Fantastic park. Ideal central location. Lovely boating lake. Playground has lots of variety and have seasonal markets and events, which are well worth a visit.

Visited August 2012
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