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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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 on the Windsor Great Park website to help you plan your visit.

Free entry to all areas of Windsor Great Park, except for the Savill Garden.  Windsor Great Park is open year round from 7am to dusk.  

Windsor Great Park is accessible from Windsor town centre on foot via the Long Walk, or car parks are located along the A332 that goes through the Park (some of these are free, some make a charge). 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.  Find out more about Windsor Great Park parking and car parks.

Windsor Great Park offers three types of membership to help you enjoy the park all year round.  Find out more here.

Visitor enquiries to the Savill Garden address above, admin enquiries email enquiries@windsorgreatpark.co.uk tel 01753 860222.

 

 

 

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Facilities

Catering

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

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing - At The Savill Garden Visitor Centre
  • Children's Meals - At The Savill Garden Kitchen and Virginia Water Pavilion
  • 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

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment only
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Face mask essential (not provided) - Within The Savill Garden Visitor Centre and Virginia Water Pavilion
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Online booking possible - For tickets into The Savill Garden
  • Open now
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

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 Garden Visitor Centre
  • 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
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies - The Savill Garden Visitor Centre
  • 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 Garden Visitor Centre

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:

    • KenMaideheadUK
      Maidenhead, United Kingdom
      Lovely visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 7th May 2021
      Visited the Great Park for the first time in a few months. Decided to visit the 'Cow Pond', one of the original lakes from the original design of the park. The main area of the park was quite busy... Read full review
    • TalDarkLeanMean
      Staines, United Kingdom
      My happy place
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 8th May 2021
      Over the years this park has become my happy place to get away from it all, I have been driving here to walk this beautiful royal landscape every now and then and each time I find a new reason to... Read full review
    • Shelley1303
      Horley, United Kingdom
      Beware of parking in the Seville Gardens car park
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 10th May 2021
      Wanted to do a walk around Great Windsor Park and decided to park and start walk from the Seville gardens car park. The charge £12 is high if you intend to stay 3 hours or more but seeing as the park... Read full review

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    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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