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Windsor Great Park, Windsor
Categories: Nature & Parks
Spend some time at Windsor Great Park and you will appreciate why it has long been a favorite spot of the British royal family. Though you might not get an invite to visit Prince Andrew, Duke of York, at his official residence there, you will still have more than 5,000 acres of gardens, woodlands, and open grasslands at your disposal for strolling or nature watching. Bicycles, picnic baskets, and leashed dogs are welcome in many areas of the park. With history stretching back more than 700 years, the park has variously served as a stocked deer park for hunts and royal retreats. Be sure to keep an eye open for the ancient oak that pre-dates most countries by centuries. The park is governed by the Crown Estate, which means it is specially cared for by the British royal family, who welcomes yours here. Using our international travel planner, Windsor attractions like Windsor Great Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Know about this place for a while but never visited. Only until you start to walk do you realise the true size. On this occasion, did not quite make it all the way round but will be going back and to ... read more »
One of the best parks in the country, good all year round, from the long walk to the wider park area. Rutting dear in late Sept early Oct. Good road surface throughout especially for those with young ... read more »
We were in the Windsor area with a few hours to kill and decided to visit Windsor Great Park. After a look at the map, we opted for to go for a lap of Virginia Water. We parked in a large Pay and Disp... read more »
Richard RJ Blackmore
Superb. Its very good for the soul and its so large it never gets over crowded. I walk every weekend for exercise with the dog in tow. We park up for free, and first head over to the copper horse via the deer park, then cut through to the polo fields (the dog can run wild here, although we've got to look out for the mowers), then down to banks of Virginia Water where we head back via Valley Gardens on our return route. Its around a 5 mile round trip. Its a beautiful and well kept park and I know I'm very lucky to be living locally in Windsor. Its such an asset on my door step, and its free. I would highly recommend to walkers, families, couples and cyclists alike. Everyone I meet on my walk is happy to be so out in the open air. Having travelled and visited many countries, this really is a modern wonder of the world IMHO. Superb!
Wow! what can I say? Beautiful, open, quiet, calming and cultured. Perfect. Just needed our dog and it would have been even better!
Absolutely great day out!!😎 Overcrowded with dogs galore...only a few bad mannered owners allowing their dogs to jump up on humans in what is otherwise an almost perfect dog park . Please be responsible and pick up after your dog.
Feels like I'm in the middle of the countryside, very calming and great exercise. Beautiful scenery wherever you walk
Excellent. Especially in the summer or when we can see the sun. Huge park, very well maintained. Good parking space ( you need to pay), but excellent to go with the family, and your dog.
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