Horse and Carriage Rides

Horse and Carriage Rides

Experience the peace and tranquillity of Windsor Great Park on one of our bespoke carriage rides. Be driven in a horse and carriage with picturesque backdrops and history to take in along the way!

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Carriage Rides

Car journey time from London:

  • 1hr - 25 miles / 40 km

Recommended accommodation:

  • Monkey Island Estate
  • Coworth Park
  • Stoke Park

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Windsor Great Park is one of the most stunning areas of parkland with ancient oak forests and wide-open deer parks, under the distant gaze of the beautiful English castle. Enjoy spectacular views of Windsor Castle, The Long Walk and The Copper Horse and learn more about Her Majesty The Queen's childhood home here at Windsor.

Stunning views and fascinating insights into the Great Park provide an experience that you will talk about for years to come. Each tour is tailored to your interests in the Park and Windsor history, and is suitable for all ages. Children as young as three will be kept engaged and those under three tend to fall asleep to the rhythm of the carriage.

Your carriage driver will will make you feel like royalty and will happily share the experience of living and working in the Park for over 50 years, and who proudly continue the 165 year old tradition of Windsor’s licensed carriages on the Long Walk dating back to 1849.

The carriage is accessed via two wide low steps with handrails and is suitable for all abilities. Pushchairs can be stowed under the seats, while blankets and umbrellas are available in the event of unexpected inclement weather.

Carriages operate year round on bright cheerful sun-filled days, as the carriage is open top.

The Royal Procession Carriage Ride

Enjoy the spectacular approach to Windsor Castle on The Long Walk, featured all around the world in 2017 at The Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. A six mile journey enjoyed by Royalty for centuries and exclusively shared with guests of Windsor Carriages by Crown license since 1849.

During the ride we share in the history of the Great Park and the generations of Windsor carriages and horses. All while you take in the stunning views of Windsor Castle, meet the resident deer and encounter historical monuments, ancient forests and stunning horticultural displays.

A 50-minute return trip with views of the Copper Horse (The statue of King George III), The Royal Mausoleum, Frogmore House and The Royal Dairy. This tour also offers the rare experience of a drive through the Windsor Great Park Deer enclosure with its herd of some 500 roaming deer descended from breeding stock from Her Majesty’s Balmoral estate.

We will be delighted to arrange a Champagne and picnic hamper to complete your perfect morning or afternoon.

The Carriage seats up to 4 adults and two children under 12r The best seasons for your carriage ride is from April through to September.

Private Tour in a Horse and Carriage

Crown Estate Drives are designed to showcase the most notable sights of The Great Park and will be designed around your interests in this remarkable estate. Bespoke tours last around 2 hours and include refreshments at The Village Stores within Windsor Great Park.

The tour travels past such sights as Cumberland Lodge, Queen Anne’s Ride, The York Club, The Village Shop, The Copper Horse Statue, and The Deer Park. Each tour is tailored to your interest in The Park, the commemorative statues, and history of The Royal Family, notable Flora, fauna and the multiple sites of scientific interest.

A tour that promises insights into the estate and park life both past and present. From within The Park the full view of The Castle and The Long Walk can be taken in. On a clear day views stretch over 20 miles into London.

The Carriage seats up to 4 adults and two children under 12 and are available all year round.

Bishopsgate Drive in a horse-drawn Hackney Carriage

Join us on a summers evening drive deep into The Great Park. Magic and mystery awaits as we venture into The Deer Park, where we may be lucky enough to experience grazing stags.

Enjoy a 1 hour circular tour into The Deer Park for views of Windsor Castle, The Long Walk and The Copper Horse Statue. Dinner can be arranged at the Fox or Hounds and lunch at Guards Polo Club or Cumberland Lodge,

Operating at 6pm on summer evenings throughout July and August.

Perfect for a couple celebrating a special event or occasion, or just wanting a bit of romance and nostalgia.