UK Travel Guide


Bushy Park

Bushy Park covers some 445 hectares (1,100 acres) of historic deer park. It was originally enclosed from ploughed farmland into three separate parks by Cardinal Wolsey and Henry VIII between 1500 and 1537. Its many streams and ponds are fed by the Longford River. The Park is famous for its tree-lined vistas such as the mile long Chestnut Avenue leading to the Diana Fountain. The landscape echoes Richmond Park and also contains a series of beautiful woodland gardens. The Longford River is an artificial waterway, thirteen miles in length, the river runs from its source at Longford Point on the River Colne, beyond Heathrow Airport, to discharge into the River Thames at Hampton. Originally created by Charles I in 1639 to bring fresh water to Bushy Park and Hampton Court, nine miles of the total length runs outside the Park's boundaries with its grass banks, shrubs and trees forming a "linear nature reserve" through the heart of suburbia. The total area outside the park is 24 ha (60 acres).

Located at: Hampton Court Road, Hampton Hill, London, TW12

Telephone: 020 8979 1586

Opens: n/a

Cost: free

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