Copper Horse - Windsor Great Park - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour panorama showing the Copper Horse statue at the southern end of the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park. Image taken in April 2011.
Copper Horse - Windsor Great Park - FURTHER INFORMATION
Copper Horse - Windsor Great Park - Windsor visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Copper Horse - Windsor Great Park' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Berkshire.
The Copper Horse is a famous equestrian statue in Windsor Great Park. It was erected on the top of Snow Hill at the southern end of the The Long Walk by George IV in memory of his father, George III, in 1830. The statue depicts George III as an emperor in the Roman tradition riding without stirrups, based on an equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. At the base of the statue is the Latin inscription stating 'the best of fathers', which is deliberately ironic as George VI despised his father.
From the base of the statue is an impressive, panoramic view over much of Windsor and the surrounding area. The Long Walk proceeds 2.65 miles north ending at George IV gate of Windsor Castle itself. Much of the walk is lined with a variety of oak, horse chestnut and London plane trees. It was laid out by King Charles II and the road laid during the reign of Queen Anne.
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.