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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

Events

Thursday, 20th August 2020 - Sunday, 23rd August 2020

BBC Countryfile LiveBBC Countryfile Live WindsorBBC Countryfile Live comes to Berkshire’s Windsor Great Park from 20th-23rd August 2020, showcasing the very best of our countryside.
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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • 793casper
    Memphis, Tennessee
    Free Fresh Air!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 7th November 2019
    This famous walk from the Castle towards Ascot is very popular with both locals & tourists. Seen by millions after the Prince Harry married Megan. It is part of the Crown Estate. Read full review
  • 487amyt
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great weather for a great park
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 7th November 2019
    Learnt the hard way with a toddler and baby.. arrive at Saville Garden carpark and head towards Obelisk pond and then onto Virginia waters. See anything else you'd like around that end of the... Read full review
  • nazrul6898
    Miri, Malaysia
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Huge park
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 10th November 2019
    Huge is an understatement of the sheer suze of the park. Green spaces for people to enjoy. Very beautiful Read full review

Map & Directions

Video

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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