Surrounded by vast, picturesque gardens and parkland in the heart of Windsor, leisure at Great Fosters is all about reducing the pace of life, taking advantage of the great outdoors and taking a moment to feel like a member of the aristocracy. As you stroll around the formal gardens, you can just imagine yourself stepping back in time. Originally designed by W H Romaine Walker and Gilbert Jenkins, they are amongst the finest Arts and Crafts gardens in Europe, complete with exquisite details such as a Saxon moat, a knot garden designed to reflect the intricate beauty of a Persian rug, fragrant beds of flowers and herbs, manicured topiary and at the heart the Drake sundial, which historians suggest may have been donated by Sir Francis Drake and is believed to date back to 1585. In short, the gardens are very much an experience in their own right.
With this much space however, the leisure experience does not stop there. Here you can play outdoor chess, life-sized Jenga or croquet, swim in their magnificent outdoor pool or simply sit by it, reading a good book and enjoying the surroundings. As a dog friendly destination you’re welcome to bring your dog to enjoy a stroll around the grounds as well. Meanwhile, once you’ve enjoyed the great outdoors to your heart’s content, there are two treatment rooms in the Utopia Spa, where you can enjoy a range of holistic beauty and wellbeing therapies from the Temple Spa product line, inspired by the sunny shores of the Mediterranean.