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.
Within the Park are the remains of the 13th Century stone castle keep set upon its 60ft high motte overlooking the town. Our inner and outer baileys which are ideal for afternoon picnics, games or a place to sit quietly and take in the world. Our resident café, Platform One, sits inside the former railway station and serves hot food and drink throughout the year. It is also a great place to buy a treat for your furry pups or duck food for our resident coots, mallards, swans and moorhens.
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. As you wander through our various trails, you will see a peppering of information boards explaining what you can see around you. Topics cover things such as bird species, water life, how we look after and encourage wildlife and the animals that you might spot whilst on your walk.
Now in the delivery phase of our National Lottery Heritage Fund, we are hosting family activities, adult learning classes and workshops, trails and scavenger hunts and much more. Our website tells you all of the details of our events and how you can get involved. You can find it here: www.clarecastlecountrypark.co.uk or get in touch by emailing our Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org.