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 2015
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good170
- Adam SStaines, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesFantastic place to chill.Monday, 2nd May 2016This is a lovely attraction. Free to sit & enjoy the space. You can watch the guards of the Castle through the gates. For those with a bit more energy a walk down the road is nice on a Sunny day. Read full review
- Nadia SWorthing, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelStunningThursday, 28th April 2016Was here just before the Queens birthday celebrations and the grounds were immaculate. Such beautiful grounds and so well kept (of course) but was lovely to stroll along. If you're in Windsor you... Read full review
- Jessica-sykes30St Helens, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayWhat an amazing drive/garden!Thursday, 28th April 2016We saw this when visiting Windsor castle. The drive and gardens were amazing and really took my breathe away at the sheer vastness of the landscape!! It is sometimes seen in the media and on the... Read full review