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Windsor Great Park

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View of Windsor Castle from Windsor Great Park

Address/Location

The Savill Garden
Windsor Great Park
Wick Lane
Englefield Green
Surrey
TW20 0UU

Contact

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.

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
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Recent Reviews:

  • Jan R
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    The Long Walk is great
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 27th July 2017
    Perfect place to walk off all the cake coffee and good. There are plenty of walks in this huge park but my favourite is The Long Walk. You can watch polo, picnic, visit Savile gardens, see... Read full review
  • Tom H
    Hampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Stunning views of the castle
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 25th July 2017
    If you want a nice long romantic walk with stunning views, this is a great place to go. Take a walk up to the castle and visit Windsor or take a picnic and enjoy the views. Read full review
  • Island-Mavericks
    Anguilla
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely Spot for a BBQ!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 23rd July 2017
    This is such an idyllic park for whatever you fancy- a long walk, cycling, picnicking, barbecuing. Highly recommend. Read full review

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