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Greenwich Park is a former hunting park in Greenwich and one of the largest single green spaces in south-east London.
Tumuli to the south-west of Flamsteed House, in Greenwich Park, are thought to be early Bronze Age barrows re-used by the Saxons in the 6th century as burial grounds.

Isle of Dogs

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It commands fine views over the River Thames, the Isle of Dogs and the City of London (Simon Jenkins rated the view of the Royal Hospital with Canary Wharf in the distance as one of the top ten in England).

Royal Observatory, Greenwich

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Greenwich Castle, by now in disrepair, was chosen for the site of the Royal Observatory by Charles II in 1675.
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich (ROG; known as the Old Royal Observatory from 1957 to 1998, when the working Royal Greenwich Observatory, RGO, moved from Greenwich to Herstmonceux) is an observatory situated on a hill in Greenwich Park, overlooking the River Thames.

Royal Parks of London

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One of the Royal Parks of London, and the first to be enclosed (in 1433), it covers 74 ha, and is part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site.

Greenwich Castle

He built a house by the river, Bella Court, and a small castle, called Greenwich Castle as well as Duke Humphrey's Tower, on the hill.
Greenwich Castle was a hunting lodge used during the reign of Henry VIII, located in Greenwich Park, in Greenwich, England.

Greenwich Hospital, London

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It commands fine views over the River Thames, the Isle of Dogs and the City of London (Simon Jenkins rated the view of the Royal Hospital with Canary Wharf in the distance as one of the top ten in England). The former evolved first into the Tudor Palace of Placentia and then into the Queen's House and Greenwich Hospital. At the northern edge is the National Maritime Museum and Queen's House, and beyond those Greenwich Hospital.
The Grand Square and processional route running north-south maintained access to, and a river view from, the Queen's House and Greenwich Park beyond.

Montagu House, Blackheath

Montagu House
A small section of the boundary wall in the southwest corner of the park was formerly part of Montagu House, one time residence of Caroline of Brunswick, demolished in 1815, though Queen Caroline's bath (c.
Montagu House (sometimes also spelt Montague) was a prominent residence situated at the southwest corner of Greenwich Park (today the junction of Charlton Way and Chesterfield Walk), overlooking the common at Blackheath in what is today southeast London.

London

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Greenwich Park is a former hunting park in Greenwich and one of the largest single green spaces in south-east London.
A number of large parks lie outside the city centre, including Hampstead Heath and the remaining Royal Parks of Greenwich Park to the southeast and Bushy Park and Richmond Park (the largest) to the southwest, Hampton Court Park is also a royal park, but, because it contains a palace, it is administered by the Historic Royal Palaces, unlike the eight Royal Parks.

Maze Hill railway station

Maze Hill
However, the London and Greenwich Railway was later extended beneath the ground via a cut-and-cover tunnel link between Greenwich and Maze Hill which opened in 1878 (the tunnel alignment is on the north side of the northern side of the park's boundary wall, running beneath the gardens of the National Maritime Museum and Queen's House).
Maze Hill railway station, in the Maze Hill area of Greenwich, London, is the closest station to Greenwich Park, being about two minutes walk from the north-east corner of the park.

Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester

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The estate of some 200 acre was originally owned by the Abbey of St. Peter at Ghent, but reverted to the Crown in 1427 and was given by Henry VI to his uncle Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester.
After inheriting the manor of Greenwich, Gloucester enclosed Greenwich Park and from 1428 had a palace built there on the banks of the Thames, known as Bella Court and later as the Palace of Placentia.

Vanbrugh Castle

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To the east is Vanbrugh Castle.
Vanbrugh Castle is a house designed and built by John Vanbrugh for his own family, located on Maze Hill on the eastern edge of Greenwich Park in London, to the north of Blackheath, with views to the west past the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich down to the Thames reaching as far as the Houses of Parliament.

Blackheath, London

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To the south is Blackheath and in the south western corner is the Ranger's House, looking out over the heath.
To its west is the core public green area that is the heath and Greenwich Park, in which sit major London tourist attractions including the Greenwich Observatory and Greenwich Prime Meridian.

Ranger's House

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To the south is Blackheath and in the south western corner is the Ranger's House, looking out over the heath.
Ranger's House is a medium-sized red brick Georgian mansion in the Palladian style, adjacent to Greenwich Park in the south east of London.

Palace of Placentia

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The former evolved first into the Tudor Palace of Placentia and then into the Queen's House and Greenwich Hospital.
A tree in Greenwich Park is known as "Queen Elizabeth's Oak", in which she is reputed to have played as a child.

Queen's House

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The former evolved first into the Tudor Palace of Placentia and then into the Queen's House and Greenwich Hospital. At the northern edge is the National Maritime Museum and Queen's House, and beyond those Greenwich Hospital.
The whole forms an impressive architectural ensemble that stretches from the Thames to Greenwich Park and is one of the principal features that in 1997 led UNESCO to inscribe 'Maritime Greenwich' as a World Heritage Site.

National Maritime Museum

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At the northern edge is the National Maritime Museum and Queen's House, and beyond those Greenwich Hospital.
The museum was officially established in 1934 within the 200 acre of Greenwich Royal Park in the buildings formerly occupied by the Royal Hospital School, before it moved to Holbrook in Suffolk.

André Le Nôtre

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In the 17th century, the park was landscaped, possibly by André Le Nôtre who is known at least to have designed plans for it.
In 1662, he provided designs for Greenwich Park in London, for Charles II of England.

Equestrian at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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During the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Greenwich Park was the venue for the Olympic equestrian events and for the riding and running parts of the modern pentathlon events.
The equestrian events at the 2012 Olympic Games in London were held between 28 July and 9 August at Greenwich Park.

Equestrian at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

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It was also the venue for the Paralympic equestrian events.
The competitions was held in the Greenwich Park from 30 August to 4 September.

Modern pentathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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During the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Greenwich Park was the venue for the Olympic equestrian events and for the riding and running parts of the modern pentathlon events.
The venues for the events were the Copper Box (fencing), the Aquatics Centre (swimming), and Greenwich Park (horse riding and combined running and shooting).

London Marathon

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One of three start points for London Marathon, the 'red start', is located in southern Greenwich Park, close to Charlton Way.
The course begins at three separate points: the 'red start' in southern Greenwich Park on Charlton Way, the 'green start' in St John's Park, and the 'blue start' on Shooter's Hill Road.

Run to the Beat

The London Half-Marathon, Run to the Beat, passed through the park from 2008 to 2012; in 2013, the last running of the 13.1-mile event started and finished in the park.
Runners initially headed along the river towards the Thames Barrier, past The Royal Artillery Museum and the Royal Artillery Barracks, and through Greenwich Park.

Hunting

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Greenwich Park is a former hunting park in Greenwich and one of the largest single green spaces in south-east London.

World Heritage Site

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One of the Royal Parks of London, and the first to be enclosed (in 1433), it covers 74 ha, and is part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site.

River Thames

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It commands fine views over the River Thames, the Isle of Dogs and the City of London (Simon Jenkins rated the view of the Royal Hospital with Canary Wharf in the distance as one of the top ten in England).