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20-09-2012 : DOWNTON ABBEY AT HIGHCLERE CASTLE

The owners of the house where Downton Abbey is filmed say that the legacy of the show would live on for years.

Lady Carnarvon hopes Highclere Castle, on the Hampshire Berkshire border near Newbury will emulate the success of Castle Howard which is well known as the set for 1980s show Brideshead Revisited.

We have been lucky enough to have three years of Downton and I am sure it will be as strong for us as Brideshead was for Castle Howard.

The ITV1 show Downton Abbey is set in the 1920s follows the lives of the Crawley family and their servants.

You can visit Highclere Castle on a Canal Boat Holiday from Aldermaston on the Kennet And Avon Canal.

Highclere Castle was once the home of the 5th Lord Carnarvon who together with Howard Carter in 1922 discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Enter through into the Shrine Room and the Treasury to observe closely some of the extraordinary works of art.

The sweeping parkland has breathtaking views across the rolling downlands of North Hampshire and the Kennet Valley.

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