English Countryside Travelogue

With the holiday season upon us, our thoughts turn to travel. The English countryside is always at the top of our winter destination list, so we thought we’d share some of our favorite places to visit.
Set in the grounds of stately manor Bretton Hall, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an open air art park featuring work from iconic artists including Barbara Hepworth, Antony Gormley, Henry Moore and Ai Weiwei.
Gravetye Manor is the quintessential English country retreat. This charming wood-paneled hotel dates from Elizabethan times and features log fires, tasteful chintz and stunning gardens, created by William Robinson, the father of the English natural garden.
One of the finest historical sites in Northern Europe, The Roman Baths, in the City of Bath, consist of the preserved remains of an original Roman spa. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site, flooding the baths with natural hot water.
Charleston, in East Sussex, was the country retreat of the infamous Bloomsbury Group, whose members included Virginia Woolf. Now maintained as a museum, it’s decorated interiors are worth the trip alone.
The Fat Duck is a three star Michelin restaurant run by pioneering British chef Heston Blumenthal. Known for its innovative take on modern British cuisine, book in advance for its fourteen-course tasting menu, which features dishes such as nitro scrambled egg and bacon ice cream.
Set in the beautiful English countryside, Hauser & Wirth brings its world-class gallery to the wilds of Somerset.