We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Castle Park

High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
+44 1206 282700
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Holiday

Amazing history & walks to many areas of interest about iron age romans & Norman castles in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cheryl J
via mobile
Beautiful well kept Area

I am so impressed that this is so well used particularly by students, dog walker and young mums and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Julie B
,
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Read all 998 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“boating lake” (110 reviews)
“fish pond” (35 reviews)
“band stand” (27 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
LOCATION
High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1206 282700
Write a ReviewReviews (998)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"boating lake"
in 110 reviews
"fish pond"
in 35 reviews
"band stand"
in 27 reviews
"flower beds"
in 47 reviews
"flower displays"
in 16 reviews
"roman wall"
in 28 reviews
"swan boats"
in 10 reviews
"play area"
in 51 reviews
"all ages"
in 65 reviews
"town centre"
in 37 reviews
"beautiful flowers"
in 15 reviews
"big screen"
in 10 reviews
"children's playground"
in 12 reviews
"high street"
in 30 reviews
"hollytrees museum"
in 18 reviews
"holly trees"
in 10 reviews
"play equipment"
in 12 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 952 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing history & walks to many areas of interest about iron age romans & Norman castles in Colchester United Kingdom . Very enjoyable experience

Thank Cheryl J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am so impressed that this is so well used particularly by students, dog walker and young mums and yet was so devoid of rubbish, dog fouling or vandalism. the flower bed are stunning, and this is a gem of a park with a boating...More

Thank Julie B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely park for a walk or running Sometimes there are lots of activities there especially during summer

Thank Samar N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Castle park is such a lovely place to visit if in the area. very clean & well maintained. 2 lovely play parks for the children, one in the upper part of the park near to the castle, the other in the lower part across the...More

Thank Robert T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the summer months castle park is the perfect park for lazing about, perhaps watching a film or tennis on the big screen, eating an ice-cream, etc. In the winter it's nice for a browse. If you're into running there's a park run there every...More

Thank SEjontravels
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love castle park its great for all ages my grandson s love seeing the fish the park and feeding the ducks and other animals it truly is a lovely place

Thank lisagilbert2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grew up just outside Colchester, and Castle Park was a firm staple of my summer holidays with my brother's and sisters. The fantastic castle museum, and well kept grounds are superb. And now, I find myself taking MY children there whenever I visit family close...More

Thank jonrichardson1711
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park harbours perverts, and drug users and dealers. This park needs monitoring. This place is dangerous

3  Thank poppski121
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Colchester's Castle Park is an award winning and much admired jewel in the crown for this rapidly expanding town in North Essex. The castle itself is the largest remaining Norman keep in Europe and the recently refurbished museum within, is a must see. The park...More

Thank Hamish M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to just walk with good views, some steep paths but also gentle inclines. The mill wheel with Weir and sluice gates is worth a look just to feel the power of the water as you walk across the bridge towards the river. Excellent...More

Thank twobs_10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 23 hotels in Colchester
GreyFriars
205 reviews
.16 km away
George Hotel of Colchester
675 reviews
.17 km away
Brook Red Lion Hotel
425 reviews
.23 km away
Premier Inn Colchester Town Centre (Castle) Hotel
458 reviews
.44 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Miseria & Nobilta'
143 reviews
.06 km away
Mirra
248 reviews
.05 km away
Maharani Restaurant
181 reviews
.07 km away
Mamma Mia Restaurant & Pizzeria
59 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
Colchester Castle Museum
844 reviews
.29 km away
Hollytrees Museum
165 reviews
.24 km away
Colchester's Natural History Museum
86 reviews
.02 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
essexcal815
29 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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
1
Vote
123joshy
15 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
1
Vote