Hampton Court Road
Bushy Park is an obvious choice for tourist attactions within Richmond borough. As the second largest of the Royal Parks, Bushy Park lies just a stone's throw from Hampton Court Palace and possesses a distinct rural character being home to around 320 free-roaming deer.
With an area of 445 hectares (1,099 acres), Bushy Park is the second largest of the Royal Parks. A stone's throw from Hampton Court Palace, the attraction, has a truly rural character and is home to around 320 free-roaming deer.
About the Park
Lying north of Hampton Court Palace, meaning you can make a combined trip to visit both, the history of the park is inextricably linked to the palace. The famous Arethusa 'Diana' Fountain forms the centrepiece to the equally famous Chestnut Avenue.
The flat site on which Bushy Park lies has been settled for at least 4,000 years. There is clear evidence of the medieval field boundaries, with the finest example just south of the Waterhouse Woodland Gardens, where there are traces of the largest and most complete medieval field system in Middlesex.
Sport in the Park
Informal games regularly take place in the open areas of level, maintained grassland. Cycling is allowed on all roads in the park.
Flora and Fauna
Spread across over 445 hectares (1,099 acres) of land, Bushy Park is the second largest Royal Park in London and there is an amazing range of wildlife and habitats within its walls making for a great day out, including:
Red and fallow deer
Three species of native woodpeckers
Warblers, finches, tits & Redwing thrushes
Frogs & toads
Bushy Park has a unique landscape, created in part by its history as a royal hunting ground but also by its many ponds and streams. These are fed with water by the Longford River created in 1637 by Charles I to bring water to Hampton Court Palace. The Longford runs for 12 miles from the north of Heathrow airport down through Bedfont, Feltham, and Hampton, through the Park and on to Hampton Court.
For more information about one of Richmond borough's finest parks and attractions, contact:
The Royal Parks, Bushy Park
The Stockyatrd Hampton Court Road Hampton Middlesex TW12 2EJ
020 8979 1586
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