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Institute of Tourists Guiding

MR 04676

Windsor Great Park

Discover Windsor's 5,000 acre royal park

Experience the beauty of the protected deer park

When Windsor Castle was being built 900 years ago, one of the priorities of King William I was to have access to a vast, private hunting park.

The substantial remnants of that park are still with us, in the form of Windsor Great Park.  But today access is mainly open, thus giving us fabulous walking opportunities.

Most of the walking is gentle, on good paths and trails, with lakes, woodland, statues and views of Windsor Castle.

We could also visit one of the two formal gardens within the park.

 

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Create your ideal day by selecting any of the options from the table below. Choose from distance, time or types of activity. At any point, feel free to get in touch and we will help you build the perfect tour for you and your group.

Type of activityApproximate lengthAbility
An introduction to the park
90 minutes to two hours (2 to 3 miles, 3 to 5 kilometres)
Gentle - for all abilities and ages
Deeper into the park
Half day, up to four hours (5 to 8 miles, 8 to 13 kilometres)
Medium - average level of fitness
Walking all day
Full day, up to nine hours (8 to 12 miles, 13 to 19 kilometres)
Advanced - good level of fitness
A walk and a visit
Full day, up to 9 hours, at a gentler pace
Medium - average level of fitness

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Learn about the story of Windsor Great Park whilst walking there

From one of the Windsor and Eton stations, or from one of the peripheral car parks, we can take a walk along The Long Walk, or past Virginia Water, and out into Windsor Great Park.

90 minutes to two hours will get us to the deer park and at least one of the equestrian statues.

A half day walk allows a thorough exploration of many of the park’s features.

A full day will either give us much longer in the park, or allow us a more gentle walk combined with a visit to the ornamental Savill Garden (admission charge) or the wooded Valley Gardens (no admission charge).

Catch a glimpse of what Windsor Great Park has to offer:

Qualifications and accreditations

  • Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding
  • Member of the British Guild of Tourist Guides
  • Blue Badge Guide for South and South East England 2011
  • Blue Badge Guide for South West England 2014
  • Ambassador for the Great West Way
  • Member of Visit Thames
  • Guiding endorsement for Windsor and Eton
  • Member of Windsor Welcome Tourist Guides Association

Andrew Lannerd

Transcendent Travel

For the past few years, Graham and the team at Tours 2 order have offered my clients a friendly, behind-the-scenes look at a variety of locations. I cannot recommend them enough for their professionalism, knowledge and approach, which is always well-received by my guests.

Canadian visitor

Toronto

Graham was very knowledgeable and communicated to all of us easily and thoughtfully.

Sam Evans

Humphreys of Henley

Graham is one of our clients’ favourite guides! They tell us that he is not only informative, but fun and entertaining, bringing the stunning destinations across southern England to life. We love to introduce Graham to our clients because he finds out about them and makes the whole experience truly personal.

HF Holidays guest

Friendly and relaxed with a good sense of humour.

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