Windsor Great Park
Tel: 01784 435544
Windsor Great Park covers 4,800 acres, parts of which are open to the public. Its present area was determined in the 1360s and was popular with Saxon kings as a hunting forest. The park is shrouded in mystery and legend and for over 1,000 years the story of Herne the Hunter has been told. His ghost still appears wearing the antlers of a stag, riding a phantom black stallion at the head of a pack of black hounds. He appears to warn of times of trouble and gallops through Windsor Great Park only to disappear into thin air.
The park today is the perfect place for picnics, walking, cycling and horse riding. A footpath map of the park is available from the Royal Windsor Information Centre.
Accessible from Windsor town centre on foot via the Long Walk, or car parks are located along the A332 that goes through the Park. Alternatively you can drive to Virginia Water and park at Virginia Water South or Virginia Water car parks for a walk around the lake, where you will pass a totem pole and miniature waterfall.
Free entry to all areas of Windsor Great Park, except for the Savill Garden. Free car parking areas on the A332. Chargeable parking at gates around the Great Park. Open year round from 7am to dusk.
Visitor enquiries to the Savill Garden address above, admin enquiries to The Crown Estate Office, The Great Park, Windsor, SL4 2HT, tel 01753 860222.
|Open (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)|
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good183
- marlynn52Portchester, Fareham United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawaySpectacular walk and what a view back of the castle!Saturday, 23rd July 2016Even on a hot day we managed to enjoy this spectacular walk and what a view back of the castle, stunning. Be careful crossing the road half way, drivers seem very reluctant to stop and allow walkers... Read full review
- Mehta RTrip Type:CouplesMr&mrs mehtaThursday, 21st July 2016Excellent Savile garden very huge garden with excitement of different countries flowers and plant really got adventure and never seen huge greenery worth to visit if u love taking a hard and lovely... Read full review
- Asaf PTrip Type:BusinessNice Park to WalkThursday, 21st July 2016I Had a nice walk in the park, going to the deer park. The place is very green and suitable for pick-nicks', families, playing with kids or just getting some exercise. Read full review