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The Castle Experience

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The Castle Experience 

What you will Experience 

Windsor Carriages welcomes you to discover the wonders of Windsor Great Park by traditional horse drawn Hackney carriage. Licensed to provide carriages within Windsor and the surrounding area since 1849. Enjoy the spectacular approach to Windsor Castle on The Long Walk, pictured above. Experience a horse drawn carriage journey enjoyed by royalty for centuries and exclusively shared with guests of Windsor Carriages by licence since 1849.

 

  • Travel down the iconic Long Walk at Windsor Castle in your private carriage

  • Take in the panoramic views of Windsor Great Park and Windsor Castle

  • Photo included at Windsors most famous location

  • Meet the horses and learn more about them

 

Step into your carriage outside Windsor Castle and travel on to the iconic tree-lined avenue, created by King Charles II in 1680, named The Long Walk. From your carriage you will pass sights such as Frogmore Mausoleum, the mausoleum of Queen Victoria and her husband Albert, Prince Consort. View Windsors diamond jubilee statue, commemorating Daniel and Storm, the two horses who drew the Queen's carriages. Experience panoramic views into the 5000 acre estate which surrounds the castle; Windsor Great Park. Rest your feet and relax as your carriage takes you on a peaceful ride, away from the busy town.

 

What Is Included

  • Guide included: a carriage groom accompanies your trip and will point out interesting places along the route. 

  • Photo included: Your carriage groom will take a photo of you in the carriage with The Castle behind you. This will be provided to you via email or airdrop as you wish.

  • Blankets: Blankets are provided in the event of cold weather. 

  • Please visit our accessibility page for more information on access for all. 

Duration

Tours last around 30 minutes including meeting the horses and accessing the carriage.

 

Start and End Location

This is a return trip. The carriage returns you to where you started. Join us on The Long Walk, a short 3 minute walk from the Windsor Castle visitors centre. Post code: SL4 1LB

 

Seasonal Themes

February - Carriages decorated for Valentines day.

Late November/ December - Carriages decorated for Christmas.

 

What Is Not Included

Parking: There is no parking at Windsor Castle or on The Long Walk. Closest car park is Windsor Yards (formally King Edward VII Court), Windsor, SL4 6HX which is a 20 minute walk to Windsor Castle. 

 

Entry to Windsor Castle; Ticket entry to Windsor Castle is not included. Windsor Carriages operate in the public part of Windsor Great Park and the Castle grounds. Open to pedestrians but closed to traffic except horse drawn carriages. 

Pricing is per carriage. There is no charge for children either on laps or seated. If you require 6 seats to account for children, such as 4 adults and 2 children under 18 please select the 4 seater.

Upgrade 

Book The Castle Experience and have the carriage collect you from town at no additional charge when you enjoy a stay with The Castle Hotel, dining or a drink in their beautiful Leaf restaurant. Hear your horses arrive and your groom call your name to announce the arrival of your carriage. Please note you are staying/dining at The Castle Hotel in the comments box when booking and we will contact you to confirm details. 

 
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