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Sightseeing in style
t over 4,800 acres, Windsor Great Park is impressive. With its five kilometre tree-lined Long Walk leading from the largest inhabited castle in the world and the Queen’s favourite weekend retreat, Windsor Castle, it becomes the embodiment of grand and we mean G-R-A-N-D. And as nice as it is too stroll around the woodlands and verdant plains, it just doesn’t seem to befit such surroundings.
So it’s time to step up and make the big romantic gesture or treat the family to an unforgettable sight-seeing trip by taking a tour of the park in a horse-drawn carriage.
Imagine your loved one snuggling up to you as they look out over frolicking deers, 500-year-oak trees and miles of stunning Berkshire countryside. With the castle providing the ultimate backdrop and the rhythmic clip-clop of the horse’s hooves echoing out, you can practically see cupid drawing back his bow.
Or the whole family can enjoy a regal experience as two handsome bay horses pull the carriage along the Horse-Chestnut avenue of the Long Walk. There are no cars or bicycles allowed, in fact only Orchard Poyle have the permission to take their hackney carriages along the path.
Be sure to practice your Royal wave as you approach the Copper Horse statue of King George III on Snow Hill. And take the opportunity for the perfect photograph back down the Long Walk to the Castle, a permanent record of those fantastic memories.