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Freedom to discover
Clumber Park is a beautiful expanse of parkland, heath and woods covering more than 3,800 acres.
Clumber was once the country estate of the Dukes of Newcastle. Although the house was demolished in 1938, there are many glimpses of its grand past to explore. From the Gothic-style chapel, often referred to as a 'cathedral in miniature', you can follow in the footsteps of dukes through the peaceful pleasure ground to the Walled Kitchen Garden where you can experience sights, scents and a taste of the past.
Today Clumber offers freedom to discover a ducal park - explore picturesque parkland and gardens, peaceful woodlands and a magnificent lake. Not only is Clumber's mosaic of habitats home to an amazing array of wildlife, it is also a great place to spot it.
Top 10 activities:
- Hire a cycle, have fun and get fit exploring the park via 20 miles of cycle routes
- Travel along Europe's longest double avenue of lime trees
- See hundreds of varieties of fruit and vegetables along with herbaceous borders, a rose garden and cut flower borders in the Walled Kitchen Garden.
- Pop into the Discovery Centre to find out more about Clumber's wildlife.
- Enjoy the peace and quiet in the Chapel, often described a 'cathedral in miniature'
- Discover the parkland by taking one of the rangers’ walks.
- Pre-schoolers will have fun playing in The Burrow.
- A rest and refreshments in one of the cafes
- Retail therapy in the gift shop or second hand bookshop
- Visit Hardwick Village
Clumber’s Chapel has a whole range of seasonal events and activities throughout December. The ‘12 Days of Christmas’ pantomime, carol singing, choirs, services and a traditional Victorian Nativity scene.
Christmas trees will on sale from 1 Dec at the Gift Shop, along with a range of Christmas cards, decorations, foods and gift ideas for all ages. There’s also a Christmas Gift Market in the Turning Yard weekends in Dec.
Clumber is home to many unusual articles and interesting items. Discover them online or learn about them in person by visiting the Chapel of Saint Mary the Virgin, the Willow Tree Farm exhibition at Hardwick village or the Tools & Vineries gardening collection in the Walled Kitchen Garden.