Explore an oasis of horticultural splendour

Colchester, Essex

Colchester's distinctive heritage comes to life at Castle Park. This site of national importance contains evidence of 2000 years of history.

The Castle Park is a landscape moulded by the people of Colchester over many eras. Providing a green oasis in the town centre, you can walk, enjoy music, play games or picnic amongst wonderful flowers and trees. The park itself is designated Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.

Divided into two sections, the upper park consists mainly of formal gardens, while the lower park, situated on the banks of the River Colne has a more natural feel.

For a great day out with the family, head for the park with a richly-packed hamper. A wonderful mixture of stunning formal flower gardens, facilities for children including a modern children's play area, a children's boating lake, cricket ground and 24 acres of grassland await you for an experience to remember.

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