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Location and opening times - Castle Park

How to find Castle Park, map and opening times


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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.

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. Find nearby bus stops: Town Centre Map - Bus Stops

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

Opening times

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.

Toilets will close 1 hour before the park.


1 January – 29 February 7.30am to 5.00pm

1 March – 14 March 7.30am to 6.00pm

15 March – 31 March 7.30am to 6.30pm

1 April – 14 April 7.30am to 8.00pm

15 April – 30 April 7.30am to 8.30pm

1 May – 14 August 7.30am to 9.00pm

1 August – 14 August 7.30am to 9.00pm

15 August – 31 August 7.30am to 8.30pm

1 September – 14 September 7.30am to 8.00pm

15 September – 30 September 7.30am to 7.00pm

1 October – 14 October 7.30am to 6.30pm

15 October – 31 October 7.30am to 6.00pm

1 November – 31 December 7.30am to 5.00pm

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

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