The Copper Horse statue (of George III) looks down on the Long Walk.

The Windsor Estate

Part of The Crown Estate, the Windsor Estate covers approximately, 6,400 hectares (15,800 acres), including Home Park Private, Windsor Great Park, Sunninghill Park and Swinley Forest.

As one of the UK’s leading rural estates, we manage commercial forestry operations, a unique Royal park and a large property portfolio. Our tenants and business community include the Ascot race course, as well as golf courses, farms, businesses, schools and families.

Much of the Windsor Estate is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and a Special Protection Area (SPA) for the Conservation of Wild Birds. As custodians of the land and wildlife, we are committed to Net Zero, and are at the forefront of rural conservation and sustainability initiatives.

We are proud, jointly with Sandringham Estate, to have been awarded the Royal Agricultural Society of England’s (RASE) Bledisloe Gold Medal, recognising an outstanding achievement in the successful development and land management of an agricultural estate in England.

The Windsor Estate is also a popular shooting location for television dramas and motion pictures including:

  • Christopher Robin
  • Bridget Jones’s Baby
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Our historic timeline

Take a journey through the ages with our historic timeline, which tells the story of Windsor Great Park and its Royal associations, from the Battle of Hastings right through to the present day.

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Bledisloe Gold Medal.

About The Crown Estate

Learn more about The Crown Estate.

The Crown Estate is a significant national landowner with a diverse portfolio that includes:

  • Urban centres and development opportunities
  • One of the largest rural holdings in the country
  • Regent Street and St James’s in London’s West End
  • The Windsor Estate

We also manage the seabed and much of the coastline around England, Wales and Northern Ireland, playing a major role in the UK’s world leading offshore wind sector. 

Aerial photograph of Piccadilly Circus in Central London.

The Crown Estate is a unique business. Our history goes back to 1760 when George III agreed to surrender to Parliament the net income from Crown lands and hereditary revenue in return for a fixed annual payment. Today, we operate under the Crown Estate Act 1961.

Rural landscape, The Crown Estate.

We occupy a space between the public and private sectors, acting independently and commercially to grow the value of the portfolio for the nation.

We are a company for the country and all of our net revenue profit goes to the Treasury for the benefit of the nation’s finances. This has totalled more than £3.2bn over the last ten years.

Through our activities and investments, we create national environmental, social and financial value both for now and into the long term. Our impact includes:

  • Playing a significant role in unlocking renewable energy for millions of homes through sectors such as offshore wind and creating opportunities for new technologies like; Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) and hydrogen, to deliver the UK’s energy security transition resulting in thousands of jobs for communities across the UK
A row of off-shore wind turbines.
  • Identifying and creating opportunities for thriving and resilient communities across the country to support regeneration, housing and innovation.
Rural landscape, The Crown Estate.

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About The Crown Estate
The Crown Estate is a unique business with a diverse portfolio that stretches across the country. We actively manage our assets in line with our purpose: to create lasting and shared prosperity for the nation.

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