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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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The park has several areas to walk around, and is well kept all year round. Certain parts of the park have historical interest with the castle being the focal point. There is an updated play area for young children and in the summer a bandstand...More
In reality castle park is just a park, often more of a thoroughfare. It has some nice spaces to stop for a picnic or a park for kids to play in and the lake is quaint but ultimately it’s just a large park
We love Victorian parks. Green benches of iron. Bandstand and great walks. The extras are even better. A mill with water wheel. Lake to sail you boats. The gates are typical Victorian again iron gates and huge stone posts. The grounds are well devolved and...More
We needed a post-Chistmas breath of fresh air and decided upon a winter walk in the park and chose Castle Park, Colchester.
Very nice walks on hard, clean, mud-free footpaths with various interconnected routes to choose from.
Obviously less colourful at the end of December...More
This is quite interesting. It is a large park that extends out and around the castle and ruins. There are several attractions with in the park; the Art Center, St. Mary's Church, The Castle Museum and Hollytrees Museum to name a few. The park is split...More
Castle Park, as the name suggests, contains a castle. It is a Norman keep which was built over the remains of the Roman temple dedicated to Claudius (who was emperor at the time), and is both an imposing and interesting structure, as well as an...More
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
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 Memorial, on your right), follow the road left at the traffic lights, down Queen Street and turn 2nd left into Priory Street to the long car park there ( just under the old town wall). Ticket machines will display the charges. For Lower Castle Park on foot, retrace your route back up Queen Street, to the War Memorial and across into Upper Castle Park, take any of the paths down the hill behind the Castle through the park gardens, to where Lower Castle Park lies at the bottom.
There is also the Nunns Road Car Park (behind North Hill), which is closer, but I have never used that one. Hope those help!