Bachelors Acre - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour panorama of Bachelors Acre in Windsor. On a sunny day this is a popular little park with a playground and fountain. Image taken in early April 2011.
Bachelors Acre - FURTHER INFORMATION
Bachelors Acre - Windsor visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Bachelors Acre' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Berkshire.
Bachelors Acre is a small park covering 1 hectare near the center of Windsor. The park contains an interactive fountain / water feature (which children delight to play in) and a children's playground. Within the park are toilets and a refreshment kiosk.
In the Middle Ages, Bachelors Acre was a meeting place, occasional fairground and market for local produce. Until 1855 the famous Annual Revel celebrations on the birthday of the monarch were held in the Acre. Bachelors Acre also includes part of the original Acre Grave Yard, accessed through Charles Knight Gateway on Madeira Walk. Some of the memorial stones are still legible today.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Bachelors Acre (1, 6, 6A, 77), Parish Church (71, 191, 200, 702)
Flight: Heathrow Airport, 12 miles east of Windsor.
Road: Windsor is close to junction 6 of the M4, about 30 miles west of central London and 8 miles from the M25.
Train: Windsor & Eton Central Rail Station, Windsor & Eton Riverside Rail Station.