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Clare Castle Country Park

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A lovely spot

We went to the Castle Country Park for the fair. We we on a stand but had a chance to have a... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Norwich, United Kingdom
I enjoyed visiting the ancient Priory and castle.

Very peaceful place with lovely walks around the grounds taking in castle ruins, priory and old... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Ashford, United Kingdom
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“old railway”(26 reviews)
“station cafe”(2 reviews)
“pleasant walk”(5 reviews)
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Maltings Lane, Clare CO10 8NJ, England
+44 1787 277491
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We went to the Castle Country Park for the fair. We we on a stand but had a chance to have a wander. The site was lovely and would have been peaceful if it hadn't been the fair. The little cafe (Platform 1) on site...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Very peaceful place with lovely walks around the grounds taking in castle ruins, priory and old railway station.

Thank alisoncurtis1
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Lovely place to visit, ideal for families. A real asset for Clare. One pound to park, and plenty to explore. Although the site is deliberately left to be 'rustic' it could do with a little more care and tidying up. Swing park. The toilets required...More

1  Thank Tourboy33
Reviewed 28 April 2018

The service is personal, warm and very friendly. It is as if they really do care about their customers. I ordered chicken and leek pie, with vegetables that arrived in good time and was piping hot. The pie wasn’t the usual puff of air, but...More

3  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

After our stay at The Pheasant in Gestingthorp we decided to have a wander on our way home. Parked the car & enjoyed a nice cup of tea at the local tea room. Walked around Clare & visited a local antiques warehouse. A nice little...More

1  Thank PhilMerridan
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Clare is a rather nice old country town which has suffered a little over the last few years. The shops are varied but not top end unlike Long Melford and there is not a great variety. There is a very busy road that skirts the...More

3  Thank pomhughes
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Good Car Park. Circular walk or trails - the choice is yours. Paths made up so as not muddy in wet and inclement weather. Lovely welcoming tea room. One trail leads to the convent where you can visit the little church. Not much left of...More

1  Thank Crampneys
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Clare Castle has an extraordinary history and was once the richest and grandest castle in England. At the height of its glory, the castle was owned by an amazing woman called Elizabeth. Little remains now of the castle she knew apart from a vertiginous motte...More

Thank HistoryNeedsYou
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Great for walks with or without dogs (and children!). River threads throughout a large part and a cafe offers a pleasant coffee or foodie break.

Thank peter4owen41
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We stayed in Bury St Edmunds for the New Year celebrations and decided to venture to Clare on the 1st January. We had visited the site many years ago when we came across the disused railway line and station by chance. We parked our car...More

1  Thank Dawn B
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