The small town of Clare contains an extraordinary number of historic buildings (135 listed buildings) and sites for its size. Clare Castle Country Park falls within the Clare Conservation Area and was transferred from Suffolk County Council to Clare Town Council in March 2015. Clare Town Council holds the land and buildings as Custodian Trustee with the overall management of all aspects of the Park being carried out by the Clare Castle Country Park Trust.
The Park extends to 13.2 hectares (32.6 acres) and is visited by around 200,000 people each year. Clare Castle Country Park is unique in that nowhere else in the world will one find the following all in one place
“To have a real country park that will be an example to which others can only aspire, where people can relax and enjoy themselves in peaceful surroundings, and where they can make the most of the historical and environmental learning opportunities in Clare.”
Plans for the future. Our plans for the future are to turn our ‘vision’ into reality and can be summarised as follows