10 Best Places To See Deer In British
Deer is one of Britain’s most exciting wildlife spectacles. For us living in the city, spending a few hours of deer hunt (Not in Safari) is a very interesting experience.
Today, Snail(Me) will show you the 10 best locations to see wild deer herds up close! Absolutely worthy for family travel!
Related: Popular Science! 15 National Parks in Britain!
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1. Richmond park
This is one of the most famous Royal Parks in London, covering 2360 acres. It is the largest royal garden in London and the second largest walled city park in the UK. There are than 600 red deer and stag deer living in the park.
Watching deer in Richmond Park
2. New Forest National Park
Listed in the World Cultural Heritage.
The New Forest National Park, located west of downtown Southampton, is actually a historic royal hunting ground for British nobility, covering an area of 150 square miles.
The scenery throughout the year is unique, whether it is spring in which all things are born, summer with lush foliage, autumn with fallen leaves, or winter in snow, you can come here and come across all kinds of wild animals including deer, horse, donkey, etc.
Not only Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary, there are more awsome place you can visit, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Exbury Garden and Steam Railway， Braxton Gardens, Furzey Gardens and much more.
Address: New Forest National Park Authority, Lymington Town Hall, Avenue Road, Lymington, Southampton SO41 9ZG
3. Windsor Great Park
Located on the south side of Windsor Castle. The park was originally the hunting ground of the royal family. It covers an area of more than 4,800 acres. It is a quiet and relaxing place in the western suburbs of London. There are mountains and water in the park. You can see deer when you walk alone the road!
Worth visiting places include Savill Garden, Valley Garden, Virginia Water, The Long Walk, and Deer Park. It used to be the hunting ground of the royal family, so there are few buildings in the park. There are vast green spaces and forests everywhere, and small animals shuttle through it, which is very pleasant. Most of the parts are free to the public except Savill Garden.
4. Bushy Park
The second largest park in the UK’s eight royal parks. It features two gardens, one is Woodland Garden and the other one is Water Garden. This park is also a great place to watch deer, not only the famous garden fountains.
Address: Hampton Court Road, Hampton TW12 2EJ
5. Sky Island
When it comes to the most beautiful place in Britain, there is no doubt that it is none other than the Scottish Highlands and Sky Island. Sky Island can be said to be a paradise for wildlife lovers, you can watch many famous wild animals like red deer on the tour of Sky Island.
The red deer is the largest mammal on the land in the UK, and it is a concentrated living area of the red deer on the west coast of Sky Island. In summer, the red deer tend to move in the higher terrain, its hair will become dark red or dark brown (the name is also derived from it). In winter, their hair color will become darker, and even light gray. Red deer’s antlers will also become more beautiful with age. The antler is very important for the stags, because when they are courting, the female stags often look at its antlers first, and then decide not to mate with it.
6. Wollaton hall gardens and deer park
From the grandeur of its gardens to the stillness of its lake, Wollaton’s great outdoors are waiting to be explored. There are over 90 red and 120 fallow deer at Wollaton. These wild deer are incredible to see.
Address: Wollaton Rd, Nottingham NG8 2AE
7. Dunham Massey’s deer park
It covers an area of 192.7 acres and features formal avenues, woodland and parkland. Its pasture-woodland is occupied by a herd of fallow deer that have been resident in the park for hundreds of years.
The park has a magnificent collection of ancient trees, as many of the giant oak trees dating back as far as the 17th century, a true rarity in Britain today. As such, it is considered a site of national importance.
Dunham Park also has a history of housing rare insects and fungi in its ancient trees, drawing experts from around the world to research since the 1860s. Since the fourteenth century, herds of deer have roamed Wollaton’s 500 acres of parkland, which is home to all kinds of habitats, including grassland, wetland and woodland.
8. Dyrham Park
Has been a deer park for centuries, originally called Doerham (the Saxon word for deer) it is still home to these wild animals. With 270 acres to roam free, a herd of 150 fallow deer can often be spotted at Dyrham Park – munching conkers under the trees in the autumn and nursing their young by the woods in the springtime.
9. Bradgate Park
First enclosed as a deer park around 800 years ago. It provides 830 acres of publicly accessible countryside close to Leicester City Centre. The Park offers a wild and rugged landscape with dramatic rocky outcrops and gnarled old oak trees, many of which are well over 500 years old. The landscape offers some of the finest views, and is rich in change throughout the seasons.
Address: Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, Leicester LE6 0HE
10. Greenwich Park
Also a great place to see deer if you are lucky.
Greenwich Park was the hunting ground of the British royal family before, also one of the largest green spaces in southeast London, and one of London’s Royal Gardens, and it is the first demarcated Royal Garden. Greenwich Park covers an area of 74 hectares. The panoramic view of London seen in Greenwich Park is often used as a representative of the London scenery.