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...

Annual Meeting 17th May 2018

The annual meeting of Clare Castle Country Park Trust will be held in the Town Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 17th May.  The matters set out below should not take much more than an hour.  There will then be an opportunity to talk to the trustees and generally socialise over a complimentary glass of wine

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Volunteer Working Parties April to June

 Meet by the Clare Park Centre at 10am Now that winter is over (!) there is much to do – we need to clear logs, build ‘dead hedges’, start to renovate the dilapidated compound area next to the butterfly garden, keep the motte and bank behind the playground clear and many other tasks.  Whether you

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Forthcoming Events...

Sat 14th Apr
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 21st Apr
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.

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