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Tilgate Park, Crawley
(4.8/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Tilgate Park is a large park situated in Tilgate, South-East Crawley. It is the largest and most popular park in the area. Although it is mostly associated with the area surrounding Tilgate Lake, a large area of the park is also silvicultural forest, there is also a Local Nature Reserve called Tilgate Nature Centre for protected and endangered species.Originally a 2185acre part of the Worth Forest, the park and the surrounding areas (including the modern day Furnace Green, Three Bridges and part of the Ashdown Forest) were part of the larger Tilgate estate, first recorded in 1647. From that time, industries including Ironworks and furnaces were dismantled and replaced by a landed working estate.The manor of Tilgate was bought by Sir Edward Culpeper and Sir Walter Covert, who owned the manor of nearby Slaugham, from Edward Nevill, 8th Baron Bergavenny in 1566. The manor house, known as Tilgate Mansion, was probably built by 1647. The manor passed with that of Slaugham down the Covert family line, before passing to another family, the Sergisons, in 1702. After a successon of owners in the early 19th century, it was purchased in 1862 by a wealthy businessman from India, George Ashburner.
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  • I love this place, we live about 45 mins away by car, but visit often. The lakes are so picturesque and there's plenty for a family to do. In the summer the water sports are fun, kayaking a favourite ...  more »
  • This is a lovely park to walk around, there is a large fishing lake in the middle and you can safely walk around the lake. There is a small Nature centre at the top of the hill, with small animals in....  more »
  • This park is great for families with kids, dog walkers and just for being outdoors, a island in a very built up area of Surrey. 
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  • Tilgate is great for the family, there are a few sites and little walk for all the family, the animal enclosure is pretty good and have plenty of animals. there is always activities going by on up the park. And on the lake. Good area to fish. Go ape. Nature walks. Park, wildlife, Smith and western, pet friendly, plenty of parking, forrest schools and clubs, educating developing environment. And recently a popular attention for people playing pokemon go
  • Beautiful place, for a nice walk, time with the family and feeding ducks. Also have canoeing and other outdoor sports.
  • Great day out in the sun, for kids and adults alike.
  • Nice and peaceful place
  • There is a fantastic Go Ape site and rowing site! Lovely♥