Windsor Great Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Windsor Great Park
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.
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The Valley Gardens
1.45km from Windsor Great Park
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.
The Savill Garden
1.58km from Windsor Great Park
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.
Virginia Water Lake
1.77km from Windsor Great Park
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.
1.82km from Windsor Great Park
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.
2.27km from Windsor Great Park
Tittenhurst Park is a Grade II listed early Georgian country house in an estate of 72 acres (29 hectares) off London Road at Beggar's Bush near Ascot and over the parish border into Sunningdale, both in the English county of Berkshire. It was famously the home of musicians John Lennon and Yoko Ono from the late summer of 1969 until August 1971, and then the home of Ringo Starr and family from 1973 until the late 1980s.
3.35km from Windsor Great Park
Wentworth Club is a private golf and country club in Surrey, England. Wentworth is a distinguished country club destination offering outstanding sports, dining and other leisure activities. It has been known as the home of golfing champions since the precursor to the Ryder Cup was played here in 1926. Many more famous Championships have been held at the Club.
Discover More Attractions in Berkshire, Home of Windsor Great Park
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.