Every summer, Queen Elizabeth would decamp to Balmoral, her estate in the Scottish Highlands. There, she drove her Range Rover or rides horses through the 50,000-acre expanse, which includes mountains, forests, valleys, arable pastures, lochs, grouse moors, and gardens.
During her stay, multiple members of the royal family came to join her, from the Cambridges, to Prince Charles and Camilla, to Princess Eugenie and Beatrice of York. “You just have room to breathe and run,” Eugenie previously said in an interview.
Although it’s a private residence for the Windsors, they do allow visitors at Balmoral from April to July. (Those looking for an extended stay can even book one of the cottages on the grounds.) But nearby is also The Fife Arms, a restored 19th-century inn with over 12,000 works of art.
The Cotswolds, England
For a brief period, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex rented a country home in Oxfordshire—the heart of the Cotswolds. They later left due to security reasons, but in Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, he wrote fondly of the fresh air in that corner of England.