Royal Lodge - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Royal Lodge
Royal Lodge was an iconic building, used as accommodation for various officers of the Royal Household until the 1930s. Located in Windsor Great Park, the property was previously the private residence of the Queen Mother for over 70 years, before being gifted to Prince Andrew in 2003 following her death. Now it is one of the tourist attractions in this area.
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Attractions Near Royal Lodge
The Savill Garden
1.68km from Royal Lodge
The Savill Garden is a garden of beauty and colour where visitors journey through 35 acres of interconnecting gardens. Today the park is perfect for picnics, walking, cycling and horse riding. Our restaurant, The Savill Garden Kitchen is part of this sweeping expanse and overlooks the The Savill Garden. Home to 35 acres of interconnected gardens, located six miles from Windsor Castle, this is a great place for both families and horticulturalists alike to view the changing of the seasons.
Windsor Great Park
1.82km from Royal Lodge
Windsor Great Park covers 4800 acres. This is the remnants of the private hunting grounds that used to stretch for miles and miles back in medieval times. It is still a substantial piece of real estate owned by the Crown Estate, containing several farms, forestry land, polo fields, and much else besides. Much of it is open to the public. Windsor Great Park also contains the Savill Garden, the Valley Garden and Virginia Water. Virginia Water is a serpentine lake formed in 1750.
The Valley Gardens
2.63km from Royal Lodge
A beautiful greenish 220 acres of botanical garden which has collections of azaleas, camellias, magnolias, and many other spring-flowering shrubs and trees. The Valley Gardens Harrogate is open all year round, 24 hours a day, and with a number of different areas and garden, styles make a relaxing and captivating place to explore.
National Trust - Runnymede
2.89km from Royal Lodge
Stretching across two sides of the Thames, the historied hills and meadows of Runnymede and Ankerwycke offer an atmosphere of peace and contemplation. As the site of the sealing of Magna Carta over 800 years ago, Runnymede is the birthplace of modern democracy. Along with a series of memorials, the meadows are home to artist Hew Locke’s installation The Jurors, a set of twelve intricately decorated seats telling the story of justice around the world. Further along you’ll find Writ in Water by
Virginia Water Lake
3.11km from Royal Lodge
Virginia Water Lake lies on the southern edge of Windsor Great Park, in the borough of Runnymede in Surrey and the civil parishes of Old Windsor and Sunningdale in Berkshire. Itt is very popular all year round, with its glittering waters and abundance of wildlife. The ornamental Cascade waterfall is always a favorite feature - while children love the towering 100-foot Totem Pole, being fascinated by the ten mystical totem characters.
Windsor Great Park
3.75km from Royal Lodge
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. Take a wander along the famous Long Walk, the end of which is marked by the impressive Copper Horse statue which depicts King George III.
Discover More Attractions in Berkshire, Home of Royal Lodge
This romantic county is renowned for its connections with the Royal Family, the River Thames meandering along the northern edge and its many beautiful gardens ablaze with colour. Berkshire was recognised by the Queen as the Royal County of Berkshire in 1957 because of the presence of Windsor Castle, and letters patent were issued in 1974.