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.
Catering on the Long Walk
There’s a new catering offer available on the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park, in an enviable location at the back of the castle. A converted 1965 original Thornycroft truck offers food by Benugo including hot dogs, freshly made sandwiches, British ice cream and award winning coffee. Available daily from 10.30 to 18.30 until the end of September, say hi to the team and enjoy an ice-cream while admiring the famous view.
|Open (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)|
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good212
- hatchcarolynHemel Hempstead, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayGreat WalkSaturday, 3rd December 2016Travelled to Windsor on a sunny cold day. Entered the park and then walked all the way to the horse statue. A long walk but what a view at the end looking back. Saw lots of wildlife, birds, large... Read full review
- jacqui1002015Windsor, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayThe perfect evening hackWednesday, 30th November 2016Beautiful park for an evening hack with a local stable. So much space and wonderful to have the opportunity to ride closer to the deer than if you were on foot, as they aren't scared of horses... Read full review
- Roger GWindlesham, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyWonderful for picnics, playing with kids and walking!!!Wednesday, 30th November 2016I have been around the area all my life and this park is simple wonderful! Well cared for in sight of the castle it has everything for a summers day out or a good steady walk. plenty of parking... Read full review