Headed to Windsor in the UK and looking to experience the best of what nature has to offer? You’re in luck! Windsor just so happens to be home to a variety of stunning gardens, stables, and parks that are sure to tick all of the boxes. Here are 4 places that you will definitely want to set some time aside to visit.
Windsor Great Park
This royal park is one of the most sought-after nature attractions in all of Windsor. It’s rather large (2,020 hectares / 5,000 acres) and includes a lovely little deer park that the children are sure to love. The reason why it is so famous is because it was originally the private hunting ground of Windsor Castle. Nowadays, Windsor Great Park is always open to the public and most parts of it are free to enter, aside from Savill Garden, which was created in the 1930s and is comprised of immaculate gardens (boasting a wide array of beautiful, rare flowers) and woodland.
Tally Ho Stables
Whether you are a seasoned horse rider or a total beginner, there is plenty of fun to be had at Tally Ho Stables. The Stables are affiliated with Windsor Great Park and offer fully supervised rides and hacks there. If simply being near a calm, friendly horse isn’t enough, expert trainers will also take you on different routes depending on your unique skill level and experience, allowing you to savor the gorgeous forest and deer park surroundings from a brand-new perspective. If you are visiting Windsor during summer, you may even opt to head out on an evening ride and really make the most of the balmy weather.
Sitting close to the River Thames, Alexandra Gardens is a well-looked after green park which offers the perfect place in which to enjoy a picnic or simply laze around in the sun. Take in the majestic view of Windsor Castle, which can be seen from anywhere in the park, while riding a bike along the winding riverside paths or snap a few photographs of the newly restored bandstand, which celebrates Queen Elizabeth as the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
Once you’ve finished exploring the beautiful gardens and you feel your stomach growling, be sure to take a walk to the locals’ favorite: The Corner House pub, less than five minutes down the road. The pub is famous for its burgers, ribs and, of course, its classic English beer!
Bachelor’s Acre is a park that provides a great setting for a great day out, particularly during the summertime. It boasts an amazing play area with plenty of activities to keep the kids busy for hours on end. There is also a little ice cream parlor and tranquil fountains all around. It is a must for family holidays in Windsor.
Nature doesn’t get much better than this. Here’s to exploring the many incredible natural wonders that whimsical Windsor has to offer!