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Ascot Carriages

Type:Sightseeing

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Enjoy carriage rides in Windsor Great Park with Ascot Carriages

Carriage tours start from outside The Savill Building at The Savill Gardens, TW20 0UJ.

The award-winning Savill Building is the main visitor centre for Windsor Great Park with cafe, shop plus all the visitor facilities and plenty of parking.

Ascot Carriages is a small family business and we’re fully insured to offer a personal and professional service including luxury carriages for weddings, film work and exclusive carriages to Royal Ascot.

Travel through the Windsor countryside away from traffic, and relax and unwind as you discover the area from the comfort of an elegant horse-drawn carriage.

Your carriage driver/guide can provide history and lesser-known facts about this beautiful royal park.

We operate all year round, between 11am and 4pm, on selected dates*.

Rides are weather permitting; please pay cash on the day.

You may reserve your special date up to three months in advance or call on the day (before 10am) to check we are operating.

Our 4/6 seat country carriage seats a maximum of four adults and two toddlers (aged 3 or under) or a combination (60 stone weight restriction applies).

Have a photo taken with our family-friendly carriage horse and our historic carriage which was previously used by the late Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Miller, Her Majesty The Queen's Equerry and horsemaster for 26 years.

We have easy-rise steps, cosy lap rugs and umbrellas for your comfort!

Carriage rides from The Savill Garden

Rides start from The Savill Building at The Savill Garden, Wick Lane, Englefield Green, Surrey, TW20 0UJ, just 4 miles south of Windsor Castle, 1 mile from Englefield Green.

Just follow the tourist signs to The Savill Garden on A308 from Windsor, A30 from Bagshot or M25 Junction 13.

30-minute tour: £60 per carriage

1-hour tour: £120 per carriage.

Picnic specials

60-minute tour: £120

Bring your own picnic or order one from The Savill Garden Kitchen in The Savill Building (our carriage tours start right outside).

The carriage stops for 30 minutes (or longer if you wish) for you to picnic by the beautiful 18th-century lake called Cow Pond, enjoy wildlife and waterlilies in the heart of Windsor Great Park.  Waterlilies flower here from May to September.

Romantic wedding proposal and special occasion drives

What could be more romantic than travelling on an elegant horse-drawn carriage and stopping by a beautiful 18th-century lake?

We believe we have one of the best places in the country to propose, hidden away in the heart of Windsor Great Park.

Take a stroll to the Georgian footbridge with diamond-patterned balustrade and decking, the ideal place to go down on bended knee.

When you return to the carriage we’ll have champagne and glasses ready for a celebration toast and of course we can take photos with your camera. 

Call Jo on 07811 543019 to see how we arrange the surprise.  The back-up plan – should the weather prevent the carriage operating – is a covered area in The Savill Garden; a bridge by the stream all ready for you!

From £150, including champagne.

Special vintage afternoon tea and carriage rides, Monday to Friday

Enjoy a vintage tea in the Gallery Cafe at The Savill Garden and a carriage ride with Ascot Carriages.

Pre-book your tea by calling 01784 485402 and your carriage ride by calling 07811 543019.

Carriage rides are weather permitting and subject to midweek availability.

Private drives

Organise a private carriage ride on a pre-arranged day and time to suit you, rather than as part of our published schedule.

Annual highlights include: Valentine's Weekend, Mothers’ Day, Spring Azaleas and Autumn Acers Colour Spectacular, Royal Ascot Week, Festive carriage rides at Christmas and New Year.

From £150 per hour

Family carriage rides 

Family carriage rides are available on selected dates throughout the school holidays.  See the calendar on our website or please call for dates.

Children of all ages will enjoy meeting and having a family photo with Henry our gentle Part Shire Horse. The carriage seats four adults, or a combination of up to two adults and four children under 12 years (maximum six seats).

We travel at a relaxing pace, in timeless style on private roads and woodland paths, to see a restored 18th-century lake with a summer display of glorious waterlilies complete with Diamond Jubilee Arbour unveiled by The Queen in 2012.

We can stop by the lakeside for a picnic and for children to enjoy the pond life or just sit back and enjoy the tour and history of this beautiful landscape.

30-, 60-minute tours and picnic rides available.  The 30-minute family ride is £60 per carriage.

Rides are popular so early booking recommended, its weather permitting, so just pay cash on the day, and we contact you the day before to confirm we are running once we know the weather forecast.
 

*Ascot Carriages' scheduled departures from The Savill Building

June

Sat 1
Tues 4
Thur 20
Sat 22
Wed 26
Sat 29

July

Wed 3
Sat 6
Wed 10
Sat 13
Tues 16
Sat 20
Thur 25
Sat 27
Wed 31

August

Sat 3
Wed 7
Sat 10
Wed 14
Sat 17
Tue 20
Sat 31

Contact Jo to make a reservation or for more information 07811 543019 or email info@ascotcarriages.co.uk.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
1. Windsor Park Explorer 30-min carriage ride (max 4 adults + 2 toddlers under 3yrs) or up to 5 small adults - 60 stone/380 kilos weight restriction applies. Price per carriage:£60.00 per ticket
2. Windsor Park Explorer 60-min tour Price per carriage:£120.00 per ticket
3. Picnic Special 90 min duration includes 30 min picnic stop. Price per carriage:£180.00 per ticket
3i. Picnic Special 60 min duration includes 30 min picnic stop. Price per carriage:£120.00 per ticket
4. Windsor Park Grand Explorer 90-min tour. Price per carriage:£180.00 per ticket
5. Romantic Proposal Drive including Champagne. Price per carriage:£150.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Open all year round
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Stag and hen parties welcome
  • Team / Corporate Activities

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking - By arrangement with the Savill Garden.
  • On Site Car Parking
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Groups Accepted - For groups, clubs & societies ask about our group bookings for 8 to 32 people when we can operate 30-minute rides to the lakeside.
  • Max group size - 32
  • Min group size - 8
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

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    Recent Reviews:

    • 768mikeyn
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Great Experience - overcame fear of horses!!
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 20th December 2018
      Myself, girlfriend and mum visited Great Windsor Park for the first time today and decided to book a carriage ride with Ascot Carriages, we we're not disappointed. On the run up to the event Jo was... Read full review
    • Donna G
      Greenfield, United States
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Recommended
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 7th April 2019
      Although it was a chilly, damp morning, we still really enjoyed our carriage ride. We really appreciated that they were prepared with a nice, warm blanket. Jo and Angela are so friendly and full of... Read full review
    • Deborah K
      Brisbane, Australia
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Disappointing
      2 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 29th May 2019
      Booked from Australia on 22nd February 2019 for the first 1 hour carriage ride of the day and for the 1 hour ride as a special treat for my Mum's 82nd birthday yesterday.. Confirmed the month before... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Follow the brown tourist to The Savill Garden on A308 from Windsor, A30 from Bagshot or M25 Junction 13. The Savill Garden postcode is TW20 0XD for SatNav.

    Public Transport Directions

    Unfortunately there is no public transport connection. 10-minute taxi ride from Windsor town centre.

    Opening Times

    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00*

    * We operate all year round, between 10.30am and 3pm, on selected dates (see in the 'About' section). Private carriage rides are also available outside our normal times by arrangement.

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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