About the Park

Dunorlan Park is probably the finest of several lovely parks in Tunbridge Wells.  It is much loved and well-used by many of the residents of the Borough for a variety of recreational purposes.  It is a large and beautiful park - it has a lake and ponds and marshy areas; wide expanses of grass, trees and shrubberies: formal areas and wild areas; new and 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 boating lake, 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

Working out

Snow ball fights and sledging

 

RELAXING ........

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

Picnicking

Feeding the birds on the lake and ponds

Attending organised events

 

EXPLORING...........

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 - 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

Bird watching

Fishing

Sketching and painting

Sailing model boats

 

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