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Category:Windsor Great Park

English: Windsor Great Park (locally referred to simply as the Great Park) is an English parkland centred on a deer park which altogether spans 5,000 acres (20 km2) southwards from the town of Windsor and reaching into neighbouring Surrey from Berkshire. The park was, for many centuries, the private hunting ground of Windsor Castle and dates primarily from the mid-13th century. Sometimes open to the public, and always in the southern Virginia Water enclosure around the lake and rocky waterfall at no charge, the Park has meadows, woodland, picnic places. The park features the Long Walk a sloped wide avenue of 2.6 miles culminating in a generally private half-panorama of Windsor and Windsor Castle visited by members of the Royal family and open on certain days, having several memorials to members of the Royal Family. Azalea and rhododendron plantations have since the 19th century been laid out due to areas of slow-draining acidic heath (sandy and peat) soil in the freely open section in the south. Pines and conifers feature throughout along with many other types of tree. Savill Garden here is the showcase of the Crown Estate's botanical prowess, having tours and a restaurant; other than farming/timber, the park's main revenue source. All parts of the Great Park are owned and managed by the Crown Estate.


The surrounding estates to the south, east and west are formed of woodland, greens and spacious houses typically with large gardens, benefitting from walks and views in the parkland and equestrian sports - these are namely Bishopsgate and Egham Wick (in Englefield Green), the Wentworth Estate (in Virginia Water), Sunningdale, Cheapside (in Sunninghill and Ascot) and Cranbourne (in Winkfield). Victorian terraces and 20th century semi-detached homes adjoin or are narrowly separated by farms or public commons to the north in Hog Common, Spital and Clewer Green in Windsor and in Old Windsor


Français : Windsor Great Park (signifiant un parc prestigieux) est un parc Anglais y comprenant un grand parc de cerfs privé et un lac entouré d'une section public. Il occupe 20 km2 à partir du sud de la ville de Windsor et comprend une petite partie du comté de Surrey, voisin de Berkshire, le <<comté royal>>. Le parc est pendant de nombreux siècles le terrain de chasse privé du château de Windsor, ce qui date de la mi-13e siècle. Seulement parfois entièrement ouvert, il est pourtant toujours ouvert au sud sans frais (vers l'enceinte de Virginia Water, un long lac artificiel avec cascade rocheuse). Le parc se vante des gazons, des forêts, des lieux de pique-nique ainsi qu'une grande avenue en pente de 4 km aboutissant à une demi-panorama de Windsor et du Château, malheureusement généralement privée, puis que cette grande partie a aussi plusieurs visites de membres de la famille royale et on y trouve ici des tombes royales, section officiellement connu comme le Long Walk. Vers le sud plein de sentiers il y a plantations d'azalée et de rhododendrons aménagé au 19ème siècle aux domaines de vidange acide (de sable et de tourbe). Des pins et des conifères se trouvent partout ainsi que des nombreux autres espèces d'arbres. L'Etat de la Couronne, de taille faible en Angleterre aujourd'hui, est le corps ancien qui tien et commissionne la gestion de l'entière.

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