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Windsor Carriages

Type:Sightseeing

Long Walk, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1LB

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About

Enjoy a unique and memorable horse drawn carriage experience with Windsor Carriages, the last Hackney Carriage Company in England to have retained the 1654 Hackney Carriage license granted by Oliver Cromwell and still used on a horse drawn carriage to this day. In 1849, Queen Victoria, gave special permission for the horse drawn taxis to access the Castle grounds via The Long Walk and into Windsor Great Park, a stunning tour still available today.

 

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours:

Tailored to your interests in Windsor Great Park and Windsor history, tours are suitable for all ages and abilities. Windsor carriages are family run fifth generation Windsor horse drawn taxi drivers and offer a unique perspective on Windsor’s history with interesting and insightful tours. All tours provide stunning views with fascinating insights to The Great Park and an experience you will remember for years to come.  

 

Tours from Windsor Castle: Long Walk Tour

Take a trip from Windsor Castle onto the world famous and iconic Long Walk and into Windsor Great Park by horse and carriage.  A tour unchanged in over 166 years. Aprox 30 mins

 

Tours from Windsor Castle: Long Walk Tour and Deer Park Tour

Travel further along The Long Walk onto The Deer Park and towards The 1829 Copper Horse Statue of King George III. Aprox 60 mins

 

Tours from Bishopsgate: Bespoke Great Park Tour

Our most popular tour for a special occasion, a leisurely 90 minute circular tour taking in the most notable sights of The Great Park where we share the history of the estate.

 

Tours from Bishopsgate: Summer Evening Drive

Magic and mystery awaits on a summers evening as we venture into The Deer Park, where we may be lucky enough to experience grazing stags. Aprox 60 mins


Special Occasions Picnic hampers and champagne by arrangement

 

Information

Weather dependent: Carriages operate April to October on bright cheerful sunshine filled days, as the carriage is open top. Suitable for all abilities*. Blankets and umbrellas are available in the event of unexpected weather. Activity packs available for children.  All tours are private and seat up to 4 adults and 2 children under 3. Weight limit applies. Pricing is per carriage not per occupant.
*All abilities: from 3-day-old babies, ready to pop pregnant mummies and 104-year-old Grandparents. There are three wide and low steps with handrails. If you require a little time to enter and exit the carriage, please do let us know so we can build the time into our day.

 

How to Book

Windsor carriages is a small but historic business and to manage demand and a balanced scheduled for the horses, works mainly from advance bookings since 2016. Advance booking dates are available from the spring with more dates added throughout the year. Booking recommended. For further information, all available tours and to book online go to www.windsorcarriages.co.uk

 

Guide Prices

Prices are per carriage

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • In town/city centre
  • Outdoor Attraction

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Payment Methods

  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gay/Lesbian Friendly

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

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Recent Reviews:

  • Angela C
    Maidenhead, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Unusual ' Horse Power ' trip in Windsor great Park
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 12th October 2017
    An unusual well organised carriage ride. Rebecca was a well informed guide giving caring assistance to her visitors. Read full review
  • 27tylat
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Absolutely Amazing
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 5th October 2017
    The trip was very informative and enjoyable. It was a unique experience. I would recommend this trip to friends. Read full review
  • Rita S
    Newbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Most pleasant trip with Windsor Carriages
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 4th September 2017
    Booked trip for my elderly Aunt times were changed but it turned out all the better most lovely evening Rebecca was full of information. Guy with her offered to take some pictures of us which I have... Read full review

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Opening Times

Open (1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017)

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