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Bachelors Acre

Announcement

This play area and park is open. Please adhere to the social distancing guidelines. 

(Tueday 7 July 2020)

Overview

Size: 10,321 sq m/1 hectare.
A walk around the perimeter of this park will contribute 800 steps to the advised 10,000 daily steps recommended to improve fitness.

BBQs are not permitted in any of the parks and open spaces.

Location and access details

Off Victoria Street, Windsor

Map
Facilities
  • Play Area with equipment suitable for 3-8 year olds Kiosk
  • Toilets
  • Interactive Water Feature
Features and Events

'The Windsor Lady' statue

A statue of Her Majesty The Queen has been installed into Bachelors Acre as part of the Diamond Jubilee Year celebrations.

The elegant statue entitled 'The Windsor Lady' was sculpted by local artist Lydia Karpinska and shows the sovereign in an informal pose seated with six dogs.

The statue and installation was privately funded and is awaiting further sponsorship and donations.

History

The Acre dates back to the Middle Ages and was the place where ordinary townsfolk would meet where markets and fairs were permitted in Windsor by its Charters. Until 1855 the Acre was the site for the famous Annual Revel that was held on the birthday of the Sovereign.

Bachelors Acre includes part of the original Acre Grave Yard, which is located alongside Madeira Walk and where some of the memorial stones are still legible today.

The area was refurbished in 1998 and a water feature which has jets of water rising at different times and heights was introduced.