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Virginia Water

National Rail | station code VIR

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Virginia Water town and station take their names from the lake nearby in Windsor Great Park. The area is covered by this Ordnance Survey map which shows great detail and is ideal for walking: Explorer Map Windsor

Virginia Water Lake 1½ miles

Originally created as a Royal pleasure ground, the woodland surrounding the magnificent lake is open for everyone to enjoy. A map showing paths around the lake is available to download from the website. Features include ancient monuments, a totem pole, the Cascade waterfall, great views and wildlife on and around the lake. Café. Admission free.
Open Daily dawn-dusk.

The Valley Gardens 2 miles

Botanical gardens on the northern shores of Virginia Water with views across the lake. Rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, magnolias and many other ornamental shrubs and trees. Heather garden. A map of the gardens is available to download from the website. Admission free.
Open Daily dawn-dusk.

The Savill Garden 2¾ miles

An enclosed part of Windsor Great Park, the 35 acre garden was created by Sir Eric Savill in the 1930s. It includes a pond, woodland gardens, azalea walks, temperate house, rose garden and other ornamental areas. Café and Restaurant.
Open Mar-Oct, Daily 1000-1800. Nov-Feb, Daily 1000-1630.

Virginia Water map