Friday, December 26, 2014

Downton Abbey: Field Trip?

Love Downton Abbey? Now you can stay there!

Highclere Castle, the fab British mansion that doubles as Downton in the long-running UK television series, is opening up rooms to paying guests. Bookings are now being taken for London Lodge, an historic gateway that forms a grand entrance to Highclere’s extensive grounds in the countryside west of London. Built around 1840, the “unique and luxurious” accommodation for two has, according to the estate, been restored over the past two years by the current Earl of Carnarvon and his wife. The rooms are split across the two buildings flanking the original gateway built in 1793.
The Lodge will be available Valentine's Day 2015 and selected weekends through the Spring and Summer.

Unfortunately there will be no servants, nor will any of the cast be on hand during your stay. Weekends start at $545 per night.

Can't stay for the weekend? Highclere Castle is open for tours (limited dates). Advanced bookings necessary. In addition, areas of the Castle and grounds can be booked for Weddings and Corporate Events.

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