6 ideas for your Ascot staycation
Berkshire is a beautiful county that’s bursting with British charm and quintessential English gardens. While it can be tempting to spend all your time in Windsor Great Park and the horse-racing capital of Ascot, there’s plenty more to discover within an hour’s drive Coworth Park.
Windlesham Golf Club
A par 72 championship parkland golf course, Windlesham Golf Club has been crafted with beauty and challenge in mind. With streams and gentle slopes, the Surrey countryside is enhanced by the design of former Ryder Cup star, Tommy Horton, and the execution of Southern golf, the renowned team behind Wisley. There’s also a bar and carvery in the club house for some post-game refreshments.
Grove End, Bagshot GU19 5HY
Windsor Great Park
One of the largest and most beautiful parks in this part of England, Windsor Great Park comprises 4,800 acres of rolling countryside and ancient woodland. Hike one of the many forest trails through The Valley Gardens to discover rare wildlife and striking horticulture; take a leisurely stroll through beautiful flower displays in The Savill Garden; or cool off on the shores of the beautiful Virginia Water Lake, famous for its ornamental Cascade waterfall.
Eton High Street
Eton High Street, with its emphasis on boutique and independent retailers, is a shopper’s paradise that offers a different experience to many British high streets. Whether you’re in the market for fine art or antiques, or just wish to purchase a special souvenir or gift, you’re sure to find it here.
Eton, Windsor, SL4 6AS
RHS Garden Wisley
Since its beginnings almost 150 years ago, the RHS Garden Wisley has become one of the most visited gardens in the United Kingdom, with around a million visitors a year. With 240 acres of scented roses, tropical plants, alpine meadows and more, it’s not hard to understand its enduring popularity.
Wisley Lane, Woking, GU23 6QB
Sunningdale Golf Club
The famous Sunningdale Golf Club has been the setting for numerous major championships since its founding in 1900. With such an illustrious history, take the opportunity to test your golfing prowess on either the enchanting Old Course designed by golfing legend Willie Park Junior, or the more rugged New Course laid by architects Colt and Morrison. The club is open to non-members Monday through Thursday.
Ridgemount Road, Sunningdale, SL5 9RR
The Savill Garden
An ornamental garden on the cusp of Windsor Great Park, The Savill Garden is a 35-acre area that features a series of beautiful interconnecting gardens, each of which offers its own theme. From the Spring Wood and the Summer Gardens, to the New Zealand Garden and The Glades, there’s plenty to discover. Last entry is at 3.30pm in winter and 5pm over the summer months.
Wick Lane, Englefield Green, TW20 0UU
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