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Windsor Great Park

Windsor Great Park is a Royal Park looked after by the Crown Estate. In the past the Great Park was used for hunting by the Royal families. There are lots of famous landmarks in Windsor Great Park such as:

The Copper Horse, Windsor Great Park. Credit: R. Tessier

The Copper Horse – a statue of King George III at the top of Snow Hill.

The Royal Chapel of All Saints – a parish church for the people that live and work in the Great Park, it is also frequently attended by members of the Royal family including the Queen herself. 

Windsor Great Park: The Long Walk. Credit: C. Rudge

Savill Garden and Valley Gardens – two gardens that contain an extraordinary range of flowers and trees from all around the world.

Virginia Water Lake – an artificially created lake from the 18th Century. Around the sides of the lake are also the Canadian Totem Pole, some ornamental Roman Ruins, a smaller lake and an Obelisk.

Windsor Great Park. Credit: C. Rudge

Windsor Great Park is also famous for the Long Walk, which leads from Windsor Castle up to Snow Hill (and the Copper Horse statue). The Long Walk also passes through the Deer Park which as the name suggests is home to a large herd of semi-wild red deer. There are about 500 of these deer roaming freely in the Deer Park enclosure and they can often be seen when walking in the Great Park.

Less known, is the herd of Long Horn Cattle who live in the fields and woodland near Rangers Gate, close to Stag Meadow.

The Great Park is also home to badgers, bats, rabbits and hares, along with lots of different fish in the lakes and birds, butterflies and other insects in the skies.

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