Across England‘s green and pleasant land dozens of historic hotels reveal chapters of the nation’s rich and often turbulent history. Over the last century many grand country houses have been saved from ruin and reborn as luxurious hotels.
Once these houses were the zealously guarded bastions of the aristocracy, not that every one of these houses was once a family home. Today, these hotels and their superb restaurants offer a warm welcome to those who wish to escape from frenetic life into more leisurely times.
Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, Worcester
Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, a former Benedictine Abbey, with architectural hints of the Houses of Parliament, is a slice of English history that has been transformed into a luxurious country retreat. In the peaceful chapel, grooves are worn into the titles were nuns knelt to pray to the glory of God, as they had since the 19th
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