View 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.
Explore other aspects of Windsor Great Park.
Windsor Great Park is part of the operational Windsor Estate, which also includes commercial forests, golf courses, farms and the Ascot race course.
From William I’s hunting grounds to Queen Victoria’s royal picnics, the landscape has been improved, cherished and shared by a long line of monarchs.
The Rangers of Windsor Great Park
The role of Ranger can trace its roots back to 1559 when Sir Henry Neville was appointed Ranger in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
Over the last 460 years, the post of Ranger has been held by the Sovereign and other family members, including His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Conservation & Stewardship
The Windsor Estate is home to a vast array of flora and fauna. The long-term stewardship of its habitats and wildlife – by The Crown Estate – has made the Estate an internationally recognised example of biodiversity, sustainability and conservation.