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.
How to find the park, opening times and map.
Find out how to organise an event.
The Castle is one of England's most important heritage sites and one of the most popular visitor attractions in the East of England.
If you enjoy meeting new people and working out in the fresh air, find out more about how you can get involved.
Refreshing coffee, ice cream, breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea at the alfresco cafe near the bandstand.
find out more about the Friends of Castle Park group
A master plan for Castle Park identifying new projects and enhancements of existing features to improve the visitor experience.
Find out more about the historic features of Castle Park.