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Windsor Great Park

Type:Country / Royal Park

The Crown Estate, The Crown Estate Office, Windsor Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2HT

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Tel01753 860222

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Some car parks in Windsor Great Park have reopened at reduced capacity.  Before visiting, please check Windsor Great Park's Visitor Updates for the latest information and advice.  There is also guidance for visitors regarding what facilities are currently available. 

Here is a link to their useful FAQs page with information for visiting Windsor Great Park.

Windsor Great Park will continue to monitor the situation and the Government’s public health guidance closely.


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, eating, shopping, running, walking, cycling, horse riding and fishing. Families will love the children's play area near The Savill Garden.  You'll find a range of downloadable maps and guides to help you plan your visit on the Windsor Great Park website.

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 email enquiries@windsorgreatpark.co.uk tel 01753 860222.

 

Events

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 - Tuesday, 3rd November 2020

Surrey Sculpture Society Exhibition in The Savill GardenSurrey Sculpture Society Exhibition in The Savill GardenThe Surrey Scultpure Society Exhibition provides a wonderful combination of art and horticultural excellence. Explore the colourful gardens and encounter over 60 sculptures of varying styles, subjects and materials; all inspired by the natural world.
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Facilities

Catering

  • Cafe - At Virginia Water Pavilion and The Savill Building
  • Catering for groups - At The Savill Building - The Savill Garden Kitchen
  • Catering Provided - At The Savill Garden Kitchen
  • Food Shop on site - At The Savill Building
  • Full liquor licence - At The Savill Garden Kitchen
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - At The Savill Building and Virginia Water Pavilion
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available - Virginia Water Pavilion and The Savill Building
  • Restaurant - The Savill Garden Kitchen
  • Take away food - The Savill Garden Kitchen
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing - At The Savill Building
  • Children's Meals - At The Savill Garden Kitchen
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available - At The Savill Garden Kitchen
  • Outdoor children’s play area - At The Obelisk Lawn near The Savill Garden

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - (not The Savill Garden)
  • Dogs admitted on a lead - Deer Park and Valley Gardens
  • Dogs welcome
  • Fishing - Need to apply for membership; please visit website
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop - At The Savill Building
  • Groups welcome - By prior arrangement in The Savill Garden
  • Guided tours by arrangement - In The Savill Garden
  • Horse Riding - Need to apply for membership; please visit website
  • Open all year round - Except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at the Savill Garden
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays

Leisure Facilities

  • Arrangements for riding / pony trekking - Need to apply for membership; please visit website
  • Private fishing rights - Need to apply for membership; please visit website

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking - At The Savill Garden: £40 for the day, free if visiting The Savill Garden
  • Off-road parking
  • Own car park (Fee Applies)
  • Secure cycle parking - at The Savill Building

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - In The Savill Garden

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - 10

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Recent Reviews:

  • rickymK814XT
    London, United Kingdom
    Come in summer
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 17th February 2020
    I love coming here during summer, it's perfect for walking. Specially in the morning when there is hardly anyone around. Great place to have a picnic. Read full review
  • AdamKatrina
    Redhill, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Majestic
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 20th February 2020
    My wife and I love it here. It is breathtaking and especially so in the autumn months were the colours really come to life. Read full review
  • JamesFFC
    Maidenhead, United Kingdom
    Large enough to never feel really busy!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 28th May 2020
    The long walk is stunning (especially if you come from the copper statue looking down towards Windsor Castle). From the copper statue, there are a few walks you can do - walking due south from the... Read full review

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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