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Clare Castle Country Park

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Delightful country park

This park is on my doorstep, lucky me. I walk here most days and enjoy the wildlife. I take my dog... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rackley16
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
This is a beatiful area to visit

It can be enjoyed by old and young have supported someone to the park and I have been with the... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
jeanburch17
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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All reviews old railway swans and ducks station cafe peaceful place walk up pleasant walk walk around play area local volunteers plenty of open space waiting room picnic benches paninis new venture worth the effort pot of tea quiche
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This park is on my doorstep, lucky me. I walk here most days and enjoy the wildlife. I take my dog and it’s popular with dog walkers.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rackley16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All that is left of Clare Castle is a couple of walls, earthworks and part of a moat, so don’t expect to spend hours there; it probably occupied all of 20 minutes of our visit. It’s worth the climb to the top however and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RockyJohnnyB
Reviewed 25 November 2018

It can be enjoyed by old and young have supported someone to the park and I have been with the family lovely old village to look around

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jeanburch17
Reviewed 22 November 2018

While not being large, this park provides an good opportunity for a short walk. We visited on a clear and sunny day and, after a gentle climb up to the castle, were rewarded with an excellent view of the surrounding countryside. The fencing and pathways...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank happytraveller1402
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Created around the remains of a Norman castle, old railway buildings, and the River Stour, the country park offers fine short walks, refreshments in the old station, a visitor centre. and a childrens play-area Run almost entirely by local volunteers, the park offers a leisurely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank turtle9
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Our two Shelties love the walks along the river Stour, around the ponds and following the disused railway line. Swans and ducks ever present. The a real highlight, lunch or a wonderful coffee at the converted railway station Platform One. Always welcoming and dogs allowed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard C
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We went to see what the park had to offer.It was a cold day but the views from the castle were breathtaking.Wooded trails were well signposted.The on site cafe/restaurant was warm and welcoming but quite pricey.Pot of tea for 2 and 1 slice of cake...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank barryeverett894
Reviewed 3 October 2018

It's always nice to visit a place and not have to pay. The spiral walk up to the castle is a challenge but worth it for the view.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Don H
Reviewed 12 September 2018

A lovely quiet piece of local history presented in a local park. Lots of grassy space for the kids, a castle ruin to climb and the old railway station with cafe to enjoy refreshments - excellent!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike M
Reviewed 11 September 2018

In good sunshine, but with dark clouds everywhere we braved the elements to scale the motte of Clare Castle and found the views from the summit most rewarding. The steps are well cut and felt safe, and it was definitely worth the effort. After descending,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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