Clare Castle Country Park is a beautiful quiet area to relax, play, get close to nature and learn about Clare’s fascinating history and heritage.

The park contains the remains of the 13th Century stone castle keep set upon its 60ft high motte overlooking the town, as well as its inner and outer baileys which are ideal areas for recreation and picnics. The inner bailey also contains the former railway station which now houses the Platform One Cafe serving hot drinks and food throughout the year.

Away from the open green areas visitors can find the footpaths through the trees and along the banks of the River Stour and along the old railway line. Here can be viewed the variety of trees and plant life, and information boards show the various birds and water life which can be seen along the waters’ edge.

In and around Suffolk’s most diverse Country Park…

Latest Park News...

Newsletter – August 2018

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) project We have appointed Rachel Steward as the full-time Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager for 2½ years.  (Rachel has extensive experience of working with the Essex


Fortnightly Health Walks

Next walk is Tuesday 18th September. Meet at Clare Castle Country Park Centre at 10:30am. Free and no booking required.     Find out more at and watch a slideshow


Forthcoming Events...

Saturday 22nd September

Clare Castle Park Run

‘Park Run’ will take place in Clare Castle Country Park and will start from the Car Park around a course of 5000m (5K). The course is run on a mixture


Monday 10th September

Community Archaeology

Between the 10th to 23rd September various ‘Community Archaeology’ activities will take place in Clare Castle Country Park under the supervision of Jo Caruth of Suffolk Archaeology. Anyone interested in


We need the help of volunteers...

To run and improve the Park we need the help of volunteers to carry out a wide range of different activities. If you are willing to give up some of your time there is almost certainly something you can do that will be of real help and of interest to you. Find out more.

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