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...

Fortnightly Health Walks

Health Walks start fortnightly in Clare Castle Country Park on July 10th. Who are they for? Everyone young and old and in the middle, people who enjoy walking and those that

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Newsletter – July 2018

Trustee’s 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

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Forthcoming Events...

Saturday 21st July

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

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Friday 3rd August

Children’s Funfair

From Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th August a children’s funfair will be in the outer bailey of the Clare Castle Country Park. This is a funfair that has proved very

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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.

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