London, in all its vibrant, metropolitan glory, cannot be missed, but England’s real crown jewels? They don’t reside in The Tower. Come rain or come shine, the English countryside is evergreen and, with some of her most historic houses and princely castles within easy reach of the capital.
From colorful herbaceous borders to world-class vegetable patches and sweet-scented roses, there is something uniquely special about English gardens and historic country estates. Here are some of the most spectacular, where the contemporary design of the planting also nods to the past.
It looks much like the venerable estates in the television series Downton Abbey. Yet Cliveden House possesses a history and heritage beyond anything in that drama. An extraordinary hotel of rare beauty, the place for all those who have always dreamed of spending a night in a museum.
The wealth of exhibitions in Europe never ceases to fascinate, and this year is no exception. From Rome to London, transiting by Paris and from Giacometti to Pink Floyd, embark with us on a journey around Europe staying at top-ranking Relais & Château hotels.