Clare Castle Country Park, Clare

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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 well over 100,000 people each year.
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  • Clare is a rather nice old country town which has suffered a little over the last few years. The shops are varied but not top end unlike Long Melford and there is not a great variety. There is a very ...  more »
  • Good Car Park. Circular walk or trails - the choice is yours. Paths made up so as not muddy in wet and inclement weather. Lovely welcoming tea room. One trail leads to the convent where you can visit ...  more »
  • Clare Castle has an extraordinary history and was once the richest and grandest castle in England. At the height of its glory, the castle was owned by an amazing woman called Elizabeth. Little remains...  more »
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  • Lovely park in the shadow of a motte and bailey castle. Loads for the kids to do and plenty for the adults to look at as well. There's a lovely cafe situated in an old Victorian railway station if you fancy a coffee They have a large play area that suits all ages of kids. It's also completely fenced in so there is some peace at mind there. And once have finished at the park, there is always the lovely town of Clare to explore. One of Suffolk's best!
  • Always have such a great time here, walking the dogs,feeding the ducks and kiddies in the park. Beautifully well kept and love the insect hotel.
  • Everything was great the park.. the walks...the ruins Hill but the only reason for my 4 stars is for the food, the food was nice but the portions were tiny and I'm not a big eater but they were small and there was a long wait I'm not going to not go back as it was busy so I understand but next time I might take a picnic ;) But overall great day out and staff were lovely!
  • Really worth a visit when the weather is good, for families or adults out for a peaceful day. The castle mound is steep and good exercise, the river tranquil, the old railway buildings interesting, and the walk on the disused railway trackbed very pleasant. Something for everyone.
  • During the brief period the country park has been in the hands of the new trustees the park has been totally transformed. Great parking with reasonable fees, as well as ample disabled parking. A new cafe has recently opened in the old station house well worth a visit. Very much looking forward to the planned improvements that will be delivered following the successful HLF bid.

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