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 Good224
- Fordy2014Southampton, United KingdomLovely surroundingsTuesday, 21st March 2017Lush place to go on a sunny day for a walk. Cafe at the beginning and then nice walk round with waterfalls to look at and roman ruins Read full review
- robertjabelLichfield, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesLovely walks in wood or open spaces.Sunday, 19th March 2017I parked in the car park on the east side where Wick Road meets Wick Lane. £10 to park at this particular car park but does cover you for the day. Walked firstly along Rhododendron ride. There were a... Read full review
- daveyboy996Birmingham, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesWalkWednesday, 15th March 2017Had an amazing walk through this park the view of the castle as you walk through it is stunning... me and my partner decided to walk to the castle from old Windsor roughly took fourty minutes but... Read full review