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Tour Highclere Castle, Home of Downton Abbey

Tour Highclere Castle, Home of Downton Abbey

Christmas Decorations at Highclere Castle

Tour Highclere Castle, Home of Downton Abbey

Christmas Decorations at Highclere Castle - Beautiful! I was amazed to read…

50-foot vaulted ceiling over saloon at Highclere Castle. The Real Downton Abbey on WanderWithWonder.com #Downton Abbey #England #castles

Exploring the real Downton Abbey: Highclere Castle

I had a chance to visit Highclere Castle–the real life setting for the PBS television series Downton Abbey.

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Highclere Castle Floor Plan: The Real Downton Abbey

Highclere Castle: The ceiling of the music room is reflected in the mirror

Upstairs, downstairs at Highclere Castle - the real Downton Abbey

Van Dyck’s monumental equestrian portrait of King Charles I dominates the dining room; other 17th-century portraits are predominantly English. The table is scaled for intimacy; appointed with Hepplewhite chairs, it rests on a Caucasian rug.

Highclere Castle—Downton Abbey’s set. The formal dining room is a veritable art gallery, with various and oil paintings hung salon-style.

Highclere Castle, The setting for Downton Abbey home of the real Earl of Carnarvon.... here the Dining Room....Oh My!

Downton Abbey Highclere Castle State Dining Room in Stuart Revival Style

The State Dining Room

Highclere Castle Floor Plan: The Real Downton Abbey

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The extremely lucky Lady of Highclere Castle, Lady Carnarvon in the King Tutankhamen exhibit at Highclere Castle. George Herbert, the Earl of Carnarvon actually discovered the tomb. Replicas were made to keep at the castle.

Highclere Castle entrance hall, which leads through to the saloon, is decorated with a Gothic fan-vaulted ceiling and a geometric parquet floor.

Oh Downton Abbey, what is there not to love? It is like the Triple Crown of TV shows with equal parts delectable drama, gorgeo.