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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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  • bristolbest
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Loved it
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 11th August 2018
    Bn to Windsor 7 times and this time we decided on the long walk, about half way up it started raining but that didn’t put us off, the views from the top are superb and defo with the walk, highly... Read full review
  • Claire W
    Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom
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    Friends getaway
    Ann and my 2nd "bucket list" event for this year, horse riding in Windsor Great Park, on Tuesday 8th August2018
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 10th August 2018
    Windsor Great Park is stunning fairly high up on a plateau, some lovely cantering tracks superbly maintained by the Royal Park Management Team. Went with Wayside Stables, 1 of 2 stables allowed... Read full review
  • tobythecollie2018
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Dog friendly walking
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 8th August 2018
    One of our favourite places to walk. Plenty of poo bins around, nice walk around the lake, over open areas and through shaded woodland. Some areas ask for dogs on leads (picnic areas and the valley... Read full review

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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