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Windsor Great Park

Type:Country / Royal Park

The Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park, Wick Lane, Englefield Green, Surrey, TW20 0UU

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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, walking, cycling and horse riding. 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 to The Crown Estate Office, The Great Park, Windsor, SL4 2HT, tel 01753 860222.

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Recent Reviews:

  • Henry T
    Reading, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great place for a walk any time of year
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th February 2018
    We visited a beautiful bright February day, walked from Virginia Water parking all around the park. Amazing trees and views to be seen recommend a visit. Read full review
  • Carole T
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Walking in the Great Park
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 15th February 2018
    It was a cold, sunny Sunday when we set off on our planned 6 mile walk in Windsor Great Park. Although it was muddy it didn’t stop us as our walking boots were upto the wet conditions. The scenery... Read full review
  • Claire H
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    An Incredible place, steeped in history
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 22nd January 2018
    My Favourite place in the whole world. Windsor Great Park and it's history, never disappoints. Whatever the weather, a walk here is always going to be memorable, and depending on your mood, there... Read full review

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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