Lower Castle Park Gates

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Discover Castle Park with six downloadable historic, art and wildlife walking trails, giving locals and visitors the chance to step into Colchester’s past.


Created by Colchester Borough Council’s Castle Park Ranger team, the free trails are for under 5's,  ages 6-12yrs and teens and adults. The trails can be downloaded from colchester.gov.uk/castle-park and can be enjoyed on a smartphone, tablet or printed at home.


Visitors will have the chance to see Castle Park through new eyes, whilst finding out interesting facts on the oldest tree, tank traps from WWII, the Civil War obelisk, Roman sewers and much more.

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  • Disabled access


  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Public toilets

Map & Directions


Road Directions

By Road:Main Entrance at the east end of Colchester High Street.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 StreetAccessible by Public Transport: Colchester Town station is 0.5 miles away.

Castle Park Walking Trails

Type:Themed Trail

Castle Park, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TJ

Tel: 01206 282962

Fax: 01206 855287

Opening Times

* Open dawn to dusk everyday of the year.Park locked in the evenings - check gates for details.
Some parts of the park may be closed off during events.