Englefield Green is a large village, steeped in history. Located south west of Egham on the edge of Windsor Forrest, the area offers beautiful gardens, walks and cycle paths to visit, including the Windsor Great Park, Leptis Magna Ruins and Savill Gardens with award-winning architecture and stunning grounds. It is home to Royal Holloway, University London, which hosts a variety of events throughout the year.
History of Englefield Green
The village grew from a hamlet in Egham in the 19th century, when much of it was sold off from Windsor Great Park in the Crown Estate.
In 1852, the last fatal duel in England took place on Priest Hill, between two French refugees. The victim was carried to and passed away at the Barley Mow public house on the south side of the green.
There are magnificent views of the river Thames and the surrounding countryside from the very heart-warming Air Forces’ Memorial, built to recognise the bravery of the 20,000 plus men and women who list their lives in the Second World War and who have no known grave
Getting Around Englefield Green
The Village is well connected to the M25 motorway by the Egham bypass of the A30 road. Although Englefield Green does not have its own railway station, the nearest station is in Egham village, just one mile away.
Englefield Green has a few local bus services, ensuring easy access to the surrounding areas.