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Location and opening times

Castle park main entrance

The main entrance to Castle Park is located at the east end of Colchester High Street next to the Castle. There area  a number of other entrances including those on St Peter's Street, Roman Road, Museum Street and on Riverside Walk.

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By Road:  Parking is available with a charge at any of the towns' car parks. The nearest car parks are Nunn's Road, Priory Street and Osborne Street.  Follow town centre signage to the High Street and Castle Park.

By Bus: A number of buses stop on the High Street.  pdf icon Town Centre Map - Bus Stops [33kb]

Cycling: Cycling is only allowed along the designated cycle path that runs beside the river in Lower Castle Park.


The park is open everyday but is locked on an evening.  Opening times are listed below, however some parts of the park may be closed to the general public during events.

1 April - 30 April: 7.30am - 8pm
1 May - 31 August: 7.30am - 9pm
1 September - 15 September: 7.30am - 8pm
15 September to 30 September: 7.30am to 7.30pm 
1 October - 14 October: 7.30am - 7.00pm
15 October - 31 October: 7.30am - 6pm
1 November - 28/29 February: 7.30am - 5pm
1 March - 14 March: 7.30am - 6pm
15 March - 31 March: 7.30am - 7pm

* Please note that dogs are only allowed in the Lower Park and must be kept under close control.