History of Heythrop Park Hotel.


How a Grand Tour through Italy inspired a Baroque palazzo in the Cotswolds

A true who’s who in the history books

From the Glorious Revolution 354 years ago through fire and wilderness, a momentous £100m makeover is putting Heythrop Park back on the map as the biggest and boldest hotel in the Warner family.
Important people in the history of Heythrop Park Hotel.
The history of Heythrop Park.

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.

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The pioneers

Charles Talbot, Duke of Shrewsbury.

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.

Thomas Brassey

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.