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...

February Newsletter

Heritage Lottery Fund project. On 24th January the Chairman of the Committee who will decide whether our grant application of £1,500,000 will be awarded came to Clare.  We presented our case to him and showed him some of the Park.  Unfortunately when we were on the top of the motte torrential rain fell which restricted


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


Forthcoming Events...

Wed 21st Feb
Public Meeting

PUBLIC MEETING 7.30pm. Wednesday 21st February 2018  Clare Park Centre In order to   hear a detailed account of the recent Heritage Lottery Fund application have an opportunity to ask questions    So that we have some idea how many people might come it would be helpful if you would let me know if you


Sat 24th Feb
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


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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