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How to Visit the Real Downton Abbey This Autumn

September 23, 2013 at 3:47 PM | by | Comments (0)

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Downton Abbey just started its fourth season last night—at least overseas—and here at home the television series was mostly snubbed during last evening’s Emmy Awards presentation. They only brought home one piece of hardware, as the show scored a trophy for outstanding music composition. Regardless of what the award show says we know you still love the show, so that’s why we wanted to let you know that you can now visit Downton Abbey.

It sounds like it’s a temporary thing, so you better free up your calendar as soon as possible. Highclere Castle—that’s where a lot of the show is filmed—will be open to those willing to shell out the cash, as it’s going to be available to check out as part of a little bit of a vacation package.

Your stay in the area will include accommodations at Ellenborough Park, a beyond fancy place situated on the original Cheltenham Racecourse estate which has now been restored to serve as a true destination hotel. Stays are available beginning on September 30 and October 1, as well as for the following week on October 7 and 8. As far as the Downton Abbey filming locations are concerned, it sounds like you’ll be able to check out spots like the saloon, state rooms, and bedrooms.

Just make sure you really love the show, as it’s going to cost you. You’re looking at £1,350 per person for a booking through the luxury accommodations folks at the Mantis Collection. Your trip will include an all day visit over to Highclere Castle, a visit to Ditchley Park, and an overnight stay at that Ellenborough Park place. If things are a little too pricey for you—don’t worry—it looks like things might be open this December for more affordable public tours.

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