How a Grand Tour through Italy inspired a Baroque palazzo in the Cotswolds
A true who’s who in the history books
The story of Heythrop Park
Inspired by Italian artist Bernini who developed the Baroque style of sculpture.
Designed by the Blenheim Palace, Chatsworth House and Cliveden architect.
Revived by the man behind London’s Natural History Museum.
Now, phoenix-like rising from the ashes.
The Travelling Duke
Charles Talbot is the stateman to thank for Heythrop Park with the vision to build an Italian-inspired palazzo in England after a road trip through Italy. The hotel’s Pub & Kitchen is named after him – another journey but now through culinary classics.
The railway magnate
Behind many of the world’s railways, Thomas Brassey bought Heythrop Park in 1870 for a grand redesign. Today’s Brassey Bar is all sleek lines, metals and arches, recalling the roots and pioneering spirit of the millionaire who brought the house back to life.