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’s – #ThanksToYou campaign

On the 7th December 2018, the Trustees of Clare Castle Country Park in conjunction with the Heritage Lottery Fund’s #ThanksToYou campaign are inviting 20 National Lottery players to a presentation

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Clare awarded ‘Most Active Town in Suffolk’!

The 6th November was a night to remember for community representatives from Clare when they were presented with the award for the ‘Most Active Town in Suffolk’. The awards were organised

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Forthcoming Events...

Saturday 22nd December

Clare Castle Parkrun

Parkrun takes place in Clare Castle Country Park every Saturday at 9am, starting from near the car park. The 5km course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and

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Tuesday 1st January

Health Walks in Clare

Come along to our free volunteer-led easy walk around glorious Clare Castle Country Park. Health Walks have started in Clare as part of the OneLife Suffolk scheme. The scheme runs

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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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