Clare Castle Country Park in Suffolk, England, was created around the ruins of Clare Castle and incorporates the now defunct Clare railway station on the Colchester to Cambridge branch of the Great Eastern Railway.To visit Clare Castle Country Park and other attractions in Clare, use our Clare trip planner.
There are several walks through the park and along the River Stour, as well as a nature trail, and the park lies on the Stour Valley Path and forms the end of the Bury to Clare walk. There is also a visitors centre in the former station with pictures of the site in former years.
Clare Castle Country Park Reviews
No matter what time of year / month / day I visit the park there is always something different to see. It has quiet areas to sit and read; or it can be just the place for big groups to have a family.... more »
This place has always been a place we would always go to during summer. 😋 When we first arrive we always bring bread along so we can feed the ducks. We also bring footballs and anything entertaining.... more »
When you arrive there is a good size car park and at £2 charge for the whole day is very reasonable. The walks around the park are gentle and the majority can easily be managed. There are some play area's for young children. The cafe, Platform One, serves a variety of food as well teas and coffee. The staff were obliging and very friendly. The food was good as were the prices. The walk up to the castle ruin is steep but very safe and you are rewarded with terrific views of Clare town and countryside once you get to the top. This is a very nice tranquil place to spend an afternoon at. If you have time the town is only about a ten minute walk and don't forget to visit the church.
Good facilities for walks and exploring. Both long and short walks well planned and mapped. Nice cafe with home made food. Low cost parking.
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