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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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About

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.  A footpath map of the park is available from the Royal Windsor Information Centre or download a guide to Easy Going Routes for Windsor Great Park.

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

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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    1101
  • Very Good
    327
  • Average
    42
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    9

Recent Reviews:

  • michaelpugh
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Fantastic Walk!
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 3rd July 2019
    Take a walk from the castle to the Statue of George III. Takes a couple of hours there and back but amazing views on a nice day from the statue. we do this multiple times a year! If you're lucky you... Read full review
  • JonnyBiGSpudds
    Slough, United Kingdom
    It’s not call the Great park for nothing
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 5th July 2019
    A stunning, Meticulously kept park. There are no swings or roundabouts here, just miles of beautiful landscapes. It’s fine to walk, but even better to ride a bicycle around as you’ll see so much... Read full review
  • penny025
    Carlisle, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Tranquil space with views
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 10th July 2019
    It’s lovely to walk down this avenue through the park with the long views one way and the castle as a backdrop on the way back. Read full review

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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