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Windsor Great Park

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View of Windsor Castle from Windsor Great Park

Address/Location

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

Contact

Tel: 01784 435544

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.

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
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Recent Reviews:

  • cljfrancis
    London, United Kingdom
    Just perfect
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 6th December 2017
    Whatever time of the year, whatever the weather a great place to walk, picnic, run or walk the dogs. Acres & acres of beautiful countryside free for everyone to enjoy! Read full review
  • liftman53
    Orlando, Florida
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Realistically it is just a long walk along a road with grsss on both sides
    2 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 2nd December 2017
    Maybe I am jaded by large areas of parks and woods, but this is just a road that the Queen uses to go to her castle. It is a green area for us non Royals to walk along her road. Understand that it is... Read full review
  • Shirley H
    Windsor, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great place to experience nature!
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 29th November 2017
    Great place to go for a walk, see and experience nature. at the right time of year, visiting the deer park is amazing. Read full review

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