Windsor Great Park is set in over 4,800 acres of Surrey and Berkshire countryside stretching from Windsor Castle to the north and Ascot to the south. With its varied landscape and sweeping lawns, woods, coverts and huge solitary ancient oaks, the park is full of wildlife including over 500 red deer which roam freely in the enclosed Deer Park.
Originally a hunting forest, William the Conqueror opened the Great Park to the public following his victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and shortly after, in 1070, began constructing Windsor Castle.
Enjoy this landscape rich in history by strolling The Long Walk. Beginning at Cambridge Gate by Windsor Castle, walk the 2.5 mile tree-lined avenue and reach the top of Snow Hill where the majestic Copper Horse statue of George III guards the opposite end of The Long Walk. Enjoy stunning views back across the Great Park, Windsor Castle and beyond.