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...

Park Trustee Awarded MBE

We are delighted that Derek Blake, one of the Park Trustees, has been awarded an MBE in the recent honours list for all his work in the Educational and Community fields; a well earned reward for selfless time and effort on a voluntary basis over many years.

Fundraising Walk – Family Friendly Clare Loop

Clare Walkers Group have made a change to their published walk and will be organising a fundraising walk for a young Clare resident, Indie-Rose.  Indie has a rare disease and her family are raising funds for treatment which is currently not available in the UK. The walk will be the short Clare Loop, approximately 3


Forthcoming Events...

Sat 16th Jun
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 of tarmac paths and trail paths. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be


Thu 21st Jun
Lighting the Beacon

Summer Solstice 21 June 2018 8:30pm   After walking from Bury St Edmunds Abbey the family and friends of Indie-Rose welcome you to join them to light the beacon in Clare Castle Country Park to celebrate the summer solstice, Suffolk Day and healing for all.    

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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