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 Good176
- LittleWaspiesMumWindsor and Maidenhead, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayAscot Ladies DayTuesday, 28th June 2016Applied for car park ticket and went in. Took picnic and sat with others to watch The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie alight from their cars... Read full review
- dianadenningplymouth, devonTrip Type:Friends getawayFull of interest!Monday, 27th June 2016Herons and squirrels galore in this fabulous space. Lots to see - from a wonderful waterfall to a towering totem pole. So huge and sprawling that it feels sparsely populated! A must if in the area. Read full review
- Derek BLondon, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayVisit to Windsor and the Great ParkMonday, 27th June 2016Visiting the Dogfest event in Windsor Great Park. A lovely walk from the centre of Windsor along the Long Walk. We did not get to see much of the park and will make an effort to visit again. Lovely... Read full review