Windsor Great Park to be transformed into Olympic campsite
Windsor Great Park is to be transformed into a giant campsite during the Olympic Games.
Over 1,000 campers are expected to descend on the grounds after Her Majesty The Queen gave permission for the land to be used during the event.
The field - which is owned by Queen Elizabeth II's Crown Estate and is the former hunting terrain of the Royal Family - will be one of many campsites likely to be full to the brim during the Olympics.
Phillip Everett, who is the deputy ranger at Windsor Great Park, claimed that the Crown Estate was delighted to lend a helping hand to those looking for accommodation during the Games.
Speaking to caravantimes.co.uk, he said: "This is a unique opportunity to camp in the Park and we are pleased to be able to assist by providing an opportunity for much-needed additional and reasonably-priced accommodation in Windsor around the period of the Games."
The park is arguably one of the most ideal locations for those who want a simple journey into London and will only cost just £40 a night, based on a minimum three-night stay.
"Not only is it close to the Olympic events at Eton Dorney Lake, but it is the ideal base from which to explore this fantastic area," Everett added.
Examiner.com confirmed that the field is just two miles from the lake where the rowing, canoeing and kayaking events will be staged - making it an optimum site.