Colchester Castle and Castle Park. Location map
 
  Scene showing Colchester Castle, Colchester, Essex, England   Colchester Castle.

The 'old stone doorway' in the foreground is a folly built by Charles Gray, who owned the castle in the 18th century. Gray treated the castle as a ruin in a landscape and embellished it to that end. The round tower on the South-East corner of the castle can be seen beyond.

 

 

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  Scene showing Colchester Castle, Colchester, Essex, England   Colchester Castle.

This shows a view of the Eastern side with the front of the building (South side) to the left.

 

 

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  Scene showing Upper Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, England   Upper Castle Park.

The Avignon Flower Garden in Spring, seen from the top of the castle mound in the upper part of Castle Park, with the Dutch Quarter beyond. This garden is set in the north ditch of the castle's inner bailey rampart; the bank of which can be seen on the left of the picture..

Out of the picture to the right and a little further down the park it is possible to see another length of the Roman town wall with part of it's defensive ditch.

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  Scene showing Lower Castle Park from Upper Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, England   Lower Castle Park.

This view is from Upper Castle park during a warm, cloudless day in late April. Somewhere down in the trees is the River Colne.

 

 

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  Scene showing the River Colne, Lower Castle Park, Colchester, Essex, England   Lower Castle Park.

The River Colne in the lower part of Castle park during the latter half of April. The whole park covers about 23 acres.

 

 

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