Sunday, August 03, 2014

WHRO Downtown Abbey Trip 2014 - Day Four

Wednesday, September 24
Day Four: Downton Touring #2
Highclere Castle, Highclere Park, RG20 9RN Newbury, Berkshire
Departing London, we'll be on our way for the once-in-a-lifetime, private visit to Highclere Castle, the centerpiece of the PBS show we all know and love, Masterpiece's Downton Abbey, a dramatic exploration of the British relationship between upper and lower classes.
  • By special permission of Lady Carnavon, we've been granted exclusive access to Highclere Castle's State Rooms, grounds and Egyptian exhibition.
  • Enjoy lunch in the Castle's beautiful State Dining Room, the very dining room featured in "Downton" itself. Lady Carnarvon herself may join us to personally host part of the day.
  • During its summer public season, Highclere Castle welcomes nearly 1,500 people every day through its doors, so this is a truly unique opportunity to have Downton Abbey all to ourselves for the day!
  • Our driver and guide will return us to the Rubens at the end of this very special day, so we may enjoy our evening at leisure.

While not technically a ‪#‎Masterpiece event, what trip to London would be complete without a show at The National? Bert and I have tickets for the Wednesday 9/24 performance at 7:30pm of "War Horse."
For more, subscribe to Lady Carnarvon's blog, a behind the scenes look at her life and home and anecdotes from everyday life at Highclere Castle. The world of Highclere still exists with its own community of Chefs, Gardeners and Housekeepers, Colin the Butler and Jo the Groom as well as all the other people who make the ‘Real Downton Abbey’ a welcoming place for visitors today.

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