Grosvenor & Hilbert Park – Royal Tunbridge Wells

Published: Monday 29th Jan 2018

Written by: Carol Attwell

I came across this park by chance whilst walking over the bridge as I made my way into town and what a find!  The park is one of the oldest in Tunbridge Wells and dates back to the 1800’s.  The park still contains some beautiful historic features like the dripping wells and Marnock Lake.  The park has undergone some refurbishment thanks to the Big Heritage and Lottery Funds.  The restoration has been carefully crafted and brings the history of the park to the forefront. 

The parks café known as The Hub provides a perfect meeting place and venue for all the activities on offer as well as some light refreshment.  The childrens’ play area, Nature reserve with woodlands and marshes are all a comfortable distance from The Hub.  The park promotes various activities every month from photography, bird watching, guided walks, basket weaving and even tea and cake gatherings, so something for everyone and some are free. 

I spent a lovely hour enjoying the peaceful surroundings walking some of the paved paths admiring the trees and listening to the birds sing. I could see the woodland and marshes in the distance, but time restraints prevented a longer stay.

We have a lovely apartment under 5 minutes’ walk away from this gem.  Tunbridge Wells has so much to explore and it is worth spending a few days in the area so you can see everything.

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Carol Attwell
Carol Attwell


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