Explore the Park
Planted around 1840 to line one of the main entrances into the Park, the majestic Limetree Avenue is over 2 miles long – the longest avenue of double lime trees in Europe.
Try counting the trees as you drive through the park. With fresh greens in the spring and beautiful copper colours on crisp autumn days, Limetree Avenue is impressive all year.
Hardwick Village was built in the 19th century as a model village to house workers on the estate.
As well as attractive cottages, the village also had a Post Office, school and chantry where choir boys from Clumber Chapel stayed. There was a model farm, Hardwick Grange Farm, and carpenters’ and blacksmiths’ workshops, meaning the estate was largely self sufficient.
It's still a quaint village with its own social club, the village hall is home to the Thoresby Bras Band and you'll also find the Willow Tree Farm exhibition there (open on Wednesdays).
The Pleasure Ground
The Pleasure Ground was created in the 18th century on the north side of the lake to offer the Dukes of Newcastle, their families and guests, secluded walks and sheltered places to sit and enjoy the spectacular views across the lake.