About the Park
Dunorlan Park is the finest ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of Tunbridge Wells many lovely parks and much loved and well-used by the residents of the Borough. It is a large and beautiful park - it has a lake and ponds and marshy areas; it has wide expanses of grass, trees and shrubberies; it has formal areas and wild areas; it has new and old historical areas with the Victoria Cross Grove and the Victorian temple and fountain ………AND there are many things to do, as well as excellent facilities with a fine cafe, a boat house, public toilets and accessible paths.
It is also a park of historical significance being listed as Grade II on English Heritage's Register of Historic Parks with part of the park having been laid out in the 1860s by Robert Marnock, one of the leading landscape designers of the Victorian era.
Dunorlan Park has something for everyone and provides a beautiful and accessible setting for a wide range of leisure activities.
For instance, you can be......
ACTION PACKED ......
Jogging round the lake
Playing ball games
Snow ball fights and sledging
Walking along the meandering paths on your own, with your dog, with friends and family.
In the cafe and on the terrace eating and chatting
Lounging around on the grass or a bench reading, sunbathing or people watching!
Meditating in a Tai Chi group
SPENDING 'FAMILY TIME .......
Enjoying the natural adventure Play Area
Out in a boat on the lake
Feeding the birds on the lake and ponds
Attending organised events
The history in the park - the Temple, the Victoria Cross Grove, the Victorian Landscape
The wildlife in the park - pond dipping, joining a mini beast safari
The art in the park - Charles Gurrey's sculpture and Andrew Motion's poem in the Victoria Cross Grove, the wonderful Terracotta fountain
The trees in the park - by following TWBC's Tree Trail
ENJOYING YOUR HOBBIES......
Taking beautiful photographs
Sketching and painting
Sailing model boats