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 or an easy access guide can be downloaded here.
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 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good232
- Helen EPlymouth, United KingdomTrip Type:Couplesamazing walkTuesday, 25th April 2017Walked from the castle all the way up to the monument. Didn't realise it was quite so far! Loved walking through the deer park and seeing the deer. Read full review
- Cheryl SCape Town Central, South AfricaMorning strollTuesday, 25th April 2017We began our stroll from Windsor Castle end, but did not have time to walk the whole distance. However we enjoyed the lovely weather. The path is for pedestrians only and we enjoyed the quietness... Read full review
- rgt320Wembley, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayGreat place to rideTuesday, 25th April 2017I ride here regularly . In the summer months we have not only the canter tracks but also most of the deer park to ride in. The tracks are generally kept well and the deer park is wonderful - a... Read full review