The Windsor Estate
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.
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
Did you know?
The Windsor Estate, jointly with Sandringham Estate, have been awarded the Royal Agricultural Society of England’s Bledisloe Gold Medal, recognising an outstanding achievement in the successful development and land management of an agricultural estate in England.
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.
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.
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
- Identifying and creating opportunities for thriving and resilient communities across the country to support regeneration, housing and innovation.
Explore other aspects of the Windsor Estate.
History & Heritage
Windsor Great Park has witnessed countless events throughout history, dating back to pre-Saxon times, each of which has left its own distinctive mark on this impressive landscape.
The Windsor Estate is a unique environment with a 1,000-year history. Learn about our conservation work, our long-term forestry plan, and our commitment to modern sustainable practices.
Windsor is truly an extraordinary place to live and work, with a diverse array of attractions, high street shops, restaurants – all less than an hour by public transport to the capital.
Our business community
The Windsor Estate has supported businesses and the local community for hundreds of years. Today, we host a thriving community of businesses, schools, charities and sports venues.