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Castle Park

High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 282700
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Great playground

This is a very nice park with lots of interesting things to see (not many parks have a roman wall... read more

Reviewed yesterday
The Hague, The Netherlands
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lovely park,moving with the times

i grew up in colchester and we always came here as children and i took my children here to,it has... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Manningtree, 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 yesterday via mobile

This is a very nice park with lots of interesting things to see (not many parks have a roman wall and a castle). But for (young) children their is one thing far more important: the playground! This park has an excellent one. Lots of things...More

Thank niekenpiet
Reviewed 6 days ago

i grew up in colchester and we always came here as children and i took my children here to,it has changed so much but still a lovely place for a day out ,great new play area,bouncy castles,tea room hasnt changed which is great,bandstand is still...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went over to the castle park after a trip to the local ice cream parlour. Had a great afternoon lovely and clean no hassle just a relaxing walk to the play park I think Charlie had more fun with the friendly squirrels coming up to...More

Thank Coomberman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an afternoon stroll after lunch, the place is very well laid out with clear pathways. The facilities for young ones were plentiful and safe and with no charge for entry offered extremely good value.

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just at the end of the High St is the Castle Park and if you are visiting Colchester you really should go there. There is a Norman castle built upon the ruins of a Roman building and even a museum inside. The grounds are lovely...More

Thank Jamie J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice park to walk through, lots to see and great for picnics and children, You can hand feed squirrels too.

Thank Sara O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all loved our day at castle park lots to see and do will be going more often kids enjoyed it also.

Thank Marie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great days here something always going on and when quiet a nice summer walk out, good for photography too.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The caxtle park in Colchester consists of an upper and lower park situated at the bottom of the High Street. It dosen't what time of the year you visit, there is always plenty to see in the gardens. The park offers entertainment for children of...More

Thank Raymondjohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go here a lot, on my own for walks at lunch time, or with my child as the parks are brilliant. The gardens are beautiful and very well maintained. In the summer they have the big screen up and you can go and watch...More

Thank Simone_Traveller
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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.
15 July 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.