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...

Heritage Lottery Fund Project Update

This is an outline of our HLF Delivery Phase application. We have had invaluable help from specialist advisors in all areas. We put forward a number of ideas at the various ‘consultation events’ carried out in the summer. Our current grant application contains some changes to those ideas; we have therefore also included the reasons

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New Playground Opening

Children from toddlers to teens will now be able to enjoy the latest play equipment including climbing frames, swings, rope walks and a spinner. The equipment, installed by Playdale, has been funded by St Edmundsbury Borough Council through the ‘Section 106’ money (a community contribution) from the new housing development in Stoke Road. Geoffrey Bray,

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Forthcoming Events...

Sat 16th Dec
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

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Sat 23rd Dec
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

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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.