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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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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.

2020 will be brimming with events and no matter what your interest, we are sure that there will be something for you. Families can learn about native and endangered wildlife as they follow our Easter Wildlife Trail. Run Fest Run, Parallel and the Windsor Half Marathon have something for all fitness levels. BBC Countyfile Live will join us for the first time this summer.

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

Events

Saturday, 4th April 2020 - Monday, 13th April 2020

Children exploring wildlife on the Windsor Great Park Wildlife TrailWindsor Great Park Wildlife TrailExplore Windsor Great Park and learn more about the UK’s native and endangered wildlife, with the help of the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust.
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Friday, 22nd May 2020 - Sunday, 24th May 2020

RunFestRun 2020After the incredible success of the inaugural RunFestRun, we're back for another year and ready to do it all again! Get ready to embark on the next stop of our running tour of the UK as we bring the RunFestRun magic to Windsor Great Park from 22nd-24th May 2020.
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Sunday, 28th June 2020 - Sunday, 28th June 2020

Parallel at Windsor Great ParkParallel is a mass participation event that welcomes all ages and abilities. Parallel Windsor will host a range of multiple distances; 100m, 1km, 5km, 10km and the innovative Super Sensory 1km. The event also includes a free to attend accessible festival of inclusivity; a fun place to experience…
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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:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    1149
  • Very Good
    344
  • Average
    43
  • Poor
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  • Terrible
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Recent Reviews:

  • outoutnite
    Maidenhead, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Panaromic views and a bellowing stag!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 13th February 2020
    Love the Great Park every visit you notice something a little different. A great escape, leisurely walk or squeezing in a jog :) Read full review
  • 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

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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