Windsor Castle from The Long Walk - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour panorama taken from near the Castle end of the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park. The picture shows a view of the back end of Windsor Castle. About 2.6 miles south the Long Walk ends at Snow Hill. Image taken in April 2011.
Windsor Castle from The Long Walk - FURTHER INFORMATION
Windsor Castle from The Long Walk - Windsor visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Windsor Castle from The Long Walk' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Berkshire.
The Long Walk runs for 2.65 miles south from Windsor Castle to the top of Snow Hill and the Copper Horse statue in Windsor Great Park. First laid out by King Charles II in the 17th century, it was originally lined by over 1,600 elm trees. Today, the Long Walk is lined by a variety of oak, horse chestnut and London plane trees.
The Long Walk tarmac path was laid down on the orders of Queen Anne in 1710 to provide a smooth surface for coaches. In the 19th century the Castle end of the Long Walk was notorious for prostitutes.
The Long Walk is a popular tourist attraction in Windsor, enjoyed by thousands of visitors, walkers and joggers each year. Cycling is not permitted on any part of the Long Walk. Part way down, the Long Walk is transcected by the A308 Albert Road.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Windsor Town Centre, Castle Hill (5, 6, 6A, 71 (to Slough), 77 (to Heathrow Airport), 582, M4), Shaw Farm Gate (71), Windsor Great Park, Cavalry Exercise Ground car park (1)
Car: There are several car parks around the various attractions within the park along the A332, A329 and A30.
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.