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Great place for an aimless meander

Just had a couple of hours to kill in Colchester and, to be perfectly honest, my expectations were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dover, United Kingdom
Beautiful park with incredible history

I visited this park with a friend from Colchester, before entering the castle and taking the tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris S
Melbourne, Australia
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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...more
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High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Just had a couple of hours to kill in Colchester and, to be perfectly honest, my expectations were really not that high, but we stumbled across Castle Park and we were very happy to wander round the historic castle and rest awhile on the adjacent...More

Thank Swellpedal
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this park with a friend from Colchester, before entering the castle and taking the tour. There's so much to see and it's beautiful at every turn.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely park with well maintained public areas. We will be back another day to continue enjoying it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location with plenty to see. Large open spaces. Sensory Garden. Plenty of places to sit. Very close to Colchester Town Centre.

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Castle park is so nice, can take a stroll around it, i take the dogs for a run here. Sometime take my lunch here when the weather's nice. Got so much, sights, park area for little ones, small boating lake to ride swan boats around....More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the park that part of the Castle in Colchester, I think bit more signage from the train station would help tourist.

Thank srockfella
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful park wonderful flower arrangements, sensory garden, Bandstand recitals most weekends. The Norman castle stands majestically at the entrance with the Tourist Information office nearby, Hollytrees Museum is in the grounds with free entry and toilets next to it. There is a small cafe and...More

Thank Carla M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely good old fashioned park. Planed flower beds, lake, large trees. A great children's play area and cafe. There's a lovely Itlianate pond with fishes and the squirrels come up close to be fed by hand, quite charming.

Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Castle park surronds the Roman Castle and is a great place for a walk. It links with the town centre with good shopping and plenty of cafes/restaurants. A nice day out in the oldest recorded town in Britain. :)

Thank krichards6121
Reviewed 1 week ago

Could do with a few more benches. It has such beautiful flower beds. Nice place to have a picnic with friends and family.

Thank Marie R
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Sophie C
24 April 2018|
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Response from Colchester B | Property representative |
Thankyou for your question, im afraid BBQ's are not allowed in Castle Park
28 July 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
15 July 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.