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Location and opening times for 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.

Access will be restricted 30 minutes before the published closing time.

1 January to 29 February 7.30am to 5pm

1 March to 14 March 7.30am to 6pm

15 March to 31 March 7.30am to 6.30pm

1 April to 14 April 7.30am to 8pm

15 April to 30 April 7.30am to 8.30pm

1 May to 14 August 7.30am to 9pm

1 August to 14 August 7.30am to 9pm

15 August to 31 August 7.30am to 8.30pm

1 September to 14 September 7.30am to 8pm

15 September to 30 September 7.30am to 7pm

1 October to 14 October 7.30am to 6.30pm

15 October to 31 October 7.30am to 6pm

1 November to 31 December 7.30am to 5pm

Dogs are only allowed in the Lower Park and must be kept under close control.

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