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Top tip: Enjoy a gentle stroll along the longest avenue of Lime Trees in Europe at Clumber Park
A National Trust property, Clumber Park is open daily all year. This wide expanse of parkland, farmland and woods covers over 3800-acres (1500 hectares) and was once the seat of the Dukes of Newcastle.
There are over 120 different types of tree at this wonderful National Trust property, offering year-round colour and including the memorable avenue of limes, 2 miles (3km) long, which forms the main approach.
Although the mansion was demolished in 1938, many original Clumber Park estate features survive, including the Victorian chapel, a Gothic Revival 'mini-cathedral', stable yard and garages and ornate entrance lodges. Particularly fascinating are the superb 19th-century glasshouses, which incorporate a palm house, vineries and working apiary, and overlook the walled kitchen garden. An avenue of cedars leads to the pleasure grounds.
At the heart of the estate is the magnificent serpentine lake, complete with balustraded bridge and delightful Doric Temple. A stroll along the lakeshore gives spectacular views and offers good fishing and birdwatching.
Cycle hire is available near the visitor centre and this is an excellent way to truly appreciate the beautiful area of Clumber Park. There are several routes that you can take by bike and cyclists can also bring their own and pick up a map from the shop. There is a children's outdoor play area as well as a recently developed Discovery Centre in the main visitor facilities. You'll also find an outdoor coffee shop and a cafe/restaurant selling local produce food here too.
**Clumber Park was the site of testing for ‘Nellie’, one of Winston Churchill’s prototypes for WWII. Churchill visited to see Nellie, a 77 foot long tank hybrid, in action at Clumber Park, however she was never to go on into production for the war. Visitors to Clumber Park can see images of Churchill onsite, and read about the story behind Nellie on a visit to the Clumber Park Discovery Centre.
**Clumber House has been home to the Dukes of Newcastle for over three centuries. The original mansion was demolished in 1938 but the pleasure grounds and walled kitchen garden give you clues to its grand past.
**Clumber Park was voted the most romantic place for a date in the East Midlands by the Great Date Guide? We're not surprised!
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2015
After two fantastic weekends at Clumber Park in 2013...0.04 miles away
Join expert, Patrick Harding, for this ever popular talk and walk on how to find and identify...0.08 miles away
Flashback Festival at Clumber Park - 21st and 22nd August 2015
If you're a child of the 1970s...0.78 miles away
Saturday 26th October 2015
PARTY TO MURDER – A different evening out with friends, we are...1.43 miles away
Friday 11th March 2016 - An evening with Michael Bublé
Be entertained by world class Michael...1.43 miles away
Saturday 31st October 2015
Join us for a spook-tacular night of live music and a 3-course meal...1.43 miles away
Call to Arms - The Queen’s Royal Lancers & Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum: 12th August 2014 -...2.44 miles away
Join The Grafton Brweing Company at their brewery tap - The Grafton Hotel for the first ever...4.03 miles away
English Wine - A Revelation at School of Artisan Food - 6th February, 9th April and 19th July...4.52 miles away
The Major Oak Woodland Festival - 12th & Sunday 13th September 2015, 11am - 4pm
Visit Sherwood...4.54 miles away
Monday 3 - Sunday 9 August 2015
Sherwood Forest Country Park
Last year, the Robin Hood...4.54 miles away
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 August 2015
11am – 4pm
Sherwood Forest Country Park
Step...4.56 miles away
Living History Camp – The Falchions at Sherwood Forest, Saturday 29th - Monday 31st August 2015...4.56 miles away
Nocturnal Nature at Sherwood Forest - Saturday 26 September 2015, 7pm - 9pm
Join the Sherwood...4.56 miles away
Prehistoric Pottery Workshop at Sherwood Forest - 26th August, 11am -1pm or 2pm-4pm
The...4.56 miles away
Outlaw Obstacle Course - Sherwood Forest Country Park, 27 September, 11am-4pm
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