Aerial view of Virginia Water
|Virginia Water shown within Surrey|
|Population||5,940 (2011, Ward)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||VIRGINIA WATER|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Virginia Water is a commuter town in Surrey, home to the Wentworth Estate and the Wentworth Club. The estate is situated in the Borough of Runnymede in Surrey. Its name comes from the lake in the nearby Windsor Great Park. Virginia Water is close to the M25, M4 and M3 motorways. Heathrow Airport is seven miles to the north-east.
A report from October 2015 listed Virginia Water as the most expensive town (excepting individual London boroughs) for property in the UK, having an average house price exceeding £1m. The 2011 Census showed the population of Virginia Water to be 5,940. Many of the homes are situated on the Wentworth Estate, the home of the Wentworth Club which has four golf courses. The Ryder Cup was first played there. It is also home to the headquarters of the PGA European Tour, the professional golf tour. The estate reached the headlines in 1998 when General Augusto Pinochet was kept under house arrest in one of its houses prior to his extradition.
- "Runnymede Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
- Olivia Blair (26 October 2015). "The UK's first 'million pound towns' outside of London". The Independent.
- "Virginia Water community website - your source for local information".
- "Pinochet retreats to luxury estate". BBC News. 2 December 1998.
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