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 All Year|
|Open (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)|
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good174
- Steve ABanbury, United KingdomGreat Day outSunday, 29th May 2016We walked along following on from our visit of the Castle. Great area, scope for picnics and just relaxing. It was a Friday so not too busy, imagine it can get very busy but plenty of space to enjoy... Read full review
- MustBeSaidCardiff, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesPop Along And See King GeorgeSaturday, 28th May 2016Walking the length of Long Walk is a personal triumph in itself! On a sunny day there is nothing better than starting off outside the gates of Windsor Castle and heading to the beautiful statue of... Read full review
- ElSevillanoBenalmadena, SpainTrip Type:CouplesGoes on for everWednesday, 25th May 2016It is certainly a great park, straight line from Windsor Castle as far as the eye can see - no doggy bins though, where do the corgi's 'do it'? Families and lovers and picnics where you can leave... Read full review