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Where to Photograph Deer in the UK

We are attempting to list all places where photographers can photograph Deer within the UK. This is the start of a list that will both grow over time and hopefully we will be able to add more columns or information.

Where the names in the first column is hyperlinked this links to a Location page with more information on this site and over time more of these will be added, we will be delighted if some of you would like to also produce location pages.

Within this list we have included both Deer Parks and visitor attractions throughout the UK where you will definitely see deer and be able to photograph them, highlighting these entries with a yellow background.  We have also listed some of the woodland and other open spaces around the country where you may get to see wild deer in their natural environment if you visit at the right time of day or if you are lucky enough to just stumble across one on your visit. In most cases it will take more of an effort to find them at this locations.

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Codes: FC - Forestry Commission  NT = National Trust

Deer Venue


County NGR

Website Link

Isle of Jura   Argyllshire   Jura Deer 6000 Red Deer
Gosford Forest Park Markethill Co. Armagh H965407


Red deer
Whipsnade Zoo Dunstable Bedfordshire TL004172 Own Chinese Water Deer around 600
Woburn Abbey Woburn Bedfordshire SP971324 Woburn Abbey One of the most important and unique collections of park deer ever brought together.  They have 10 different species of deer roaming in 2,000 acres of parkland
Bucklebury Farm Park Reading Berks   Own Red, Fallow, Sika and Axis deer.
Ashridge Estate Aylesbury Buckinghamshire SP971131 NT Fallow Deer
Dinefwr Park Llandeilo Carmarthenshire SN625225 NT around 100 Fallow Deer in park

Dunham Massey

Altrincham Cheshire SJ735874 NT Fallow deer
Lyme Park Stockport Cheshire SJ965825 NT Red and Fallow Deer
Tatton Park Knutsford Cheshire SJ750817 Own red and fallow deer
Roughtor Camelford Cornwall SX138819 FC  
Calke Abbey Park Derby Derbyshire SK367228 NT Red and Fallow Deer
Chatsworth Park   Derbyshire SP971324 Chatsworth House Fallow and Red
Arlington Court Barnstaple Devon SS611405 NT Red Deer
Cookworthy Forest Holsworthy Devon SS414014 FC Red Deer
Eggsford Crediton Devon SS694106 FC Red and Roe Deer
Lundy Island   Devon SS136442 Own Sika
Powderham Castle Exeter Devon SX969840 Own 600 Fallow Deer
Hamworthy Poole Dorset SY993912   Sika Deer
Galloway Forest Park Newton Steward Dumfriesshire NX428855 FC Hot spot - Red Deer
Epping Forest Loughton Essex TQ419979 Info Muntjac
Margam Country Park Port Talbot Glamorgan SS804862 Margam Park Fallow, Red, Pere David deer
Ashton Court Bristol Gloucestershire ST550718 Own Open all year free to the public. Red, fallow and Roe deer
Dyrham Park Bath Gloucestershire ST743757 NT fallow deer
Forest Of Dean Cinderford Gloucestershire SO624114

Deer in the Forest

Forest Of Dean

A Royal Forest with 600 Fallow Deer, plus a few Muntjac and Roe

Prinknash Bird and Deer Park

Prinknash Gloucestershire TQ419979 Own Fallow Deer - very friendly will eat out of your hands.
Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary - New Forest   Hampshire SU233080 Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary Bolderwood has a viewing platform and the Fallow Deer are fed daily

New Forest

various locations



National Park

Red, Sika and Fallow Deer. 

Ashridge Estate Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire SP963159 NT Fallow Deer
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre Aviemore Inverness-shire SU233080 Own 130 reindeer with daily guided hill visits.
The Highland Wildlife Park Kincraig Inverness-shire ST743757 Own Drive-through with a Visitor Centre and plenty to see and photograph, including red deer and reindeer
Isle of Rum   Inverness-shire NM360992 Isle of Rum Community Red Deer
Knole Park Sevenoaks Kent TQ544538 NT 1000 acres. The park has free public access. Fallow and Sika.
Wild Wood Hern Bay Kent TR168638 Wildwood Trust Roe, Fallow and Red.
Kilarney National Park Kilarney Co Kerry   Own Red
Bradgate Park Newtown Linford Leicestershire SK523098




Burghley House 

Stamford Lincolnshire TF048062 Own  
Grimsthorpe Castle, Park & Gardens Bourne Lincolnshire TF040230 Grimsthorpe  
Bushy Park Diana Fountain London TQ155695 Own Free public access. 320 free-roaming Fallow and Red.
Belton House Park Grantham Lincolnshire SK930395 NT  
Willingham Woods Market Rasen Lincolnshire TF139883 FC Red, Roe and Fallow
Richmond Park Richmond London TQ203728 Own

Free public access. Fallow and Red.

Cwmbran Community Farm Cwmbran Monmouthshire ST278957 Own  
Powis Castle Welshpool Montgomeryshire SY21 8RF NT Fallow deer
High Lodge Forest Centre Brandon Norfolk TL807864 FC Muntjac, Roe and Red Deer a common site
Norfolk Broads various locations Norfolk TG433060 Norfolk Broads Chinese Water Deer
Snettisham Park Sandringham Norfolk TF689339 Own 45 minute Deer Safari
Thetford Forest Park Thetford Norfolk TL813879 FC Roe, Fallow and Red Deer
Jedforest Deer Park Jedburgh Northumberland NT673133 Own Red
Wollaton Park Nottingham


SK531392 Own 500 acres where red and fallow deer roam free
Headington Hill Oxford Oxfordshire SP532067 Wiki Muntjac
Ramsey Island St David's Pembrokeshire SM706237   Wild red deer introduced 30 years ago.
Radnor Woodlands Presteigne Radnorshire SO213609 FC Roe Deer
Torridon Countryside Centre Achnasheen Ross-shire IV22 2ET NT NT. Red deer roam the hills and can be easily spotted.
Croydon Hill Minehead Somerset SS974420 FC Red, fallow and roe may be seen early morning or evening.
Great Wood Bridgwater Somerset ST182378 FC Red and Roe can be seen roaming the hills
Ramscombe Nether Stowey Somerset ST182378 FC Red and Roe, occasionally Muntjac
St Audries in the Quantock Hills Watchet Somerset ST115425 FC Famous for huge deer populations. Red
Cannock Forest Rugeley Staffordshire SK 01 17 FC 3 types of deer.
British Wildlife Centre Lingfield Surrey TQ370433 Own Muntjac, Roe Deer and Red Deer
Ashdown Forest Crowborough Sussex RH18 5JP Ashdown Forest Fallow, Roe, Sika and Muntjac
Leonardslee Gardens Lower Beeding Sussex TQ220255 Own

No public access but is open from April to October. Admission rates vary. Fallow, Sika, Axis.

Petworth Park Petworth Sussex SU976218 NT

The 700 acre park has free public access. Fallow.

@ Dobbies
Atherstone Warwickshire SP327960 Own Fallow, Sika and Red Deer
Powerscourt's Deer Park Enniskerry Co Wicklow   Own Sika. Established in 1860 by Viscount Powerscourt.
Longleat Warminster Wiltshire ST804433 Own Fallow and Red Deer
Savernake Forest Marlborough Wiltshire SU198679



Broadway Tower & Country Park Broadway Worcestershire SP112358 Own Red Deer
West Midland Safari Park Bewdley Worcestershire SO802756 Own Pere David Deer in their Asian Reserve
Marlborough Woodlands Marlborough Wiltshire SU198679 FC Roe, Muntjac, Fallow
Fountains Abbey Studley Royal Yorkshire SE271683



Red, Fallow and Sika
Newtondale Forest Pickering Yorkshire SE817911 FC Red and Roe deer

Note: There are said to be 300,000 Red Deer in Scotland - Hotspots include Perthshire and the Northwest Highlands, Ben More, Coigach, Rahoy Hills and most upland areas in the north of Scotland.

This list will continue to grow as we come across new places. REMEMBER if know of somewhere that you feel is a good place please let us know.

See Also

Deer Topic Index

Photographing Deer

Red Deer

Roe Deer

Fallow Deer

Sika Deer

Muntjac Deer

Chinese Water Deer


By: Tracey Park Section: Wildlife Key:
Page Ref: deer_uk Topic: Deer Last Updated: 09/2010

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