Castles

  • Blarney Castle in Ireland

    Published 03/12/14 in Places
    Blarney Castle in Ireland

    Thousands of people visit this County Cork castle each year to kiss the famous Blarney Stone, said to give the “gift of the gab.” With a garden of rock formations, the castle’s grounds are also a…   See the Image

  • Ashford Castle in Ireland

    Published 03/12/14 in Places
    Ashford Castle in Ireland

    A popular spot for weddings and honeymoons (Pierce Brosnan even got married here), Ashford Castle was built in 1228 as the country estate of the Guinness family. In 1939, it was converted to a 5-star…   See the Image

  • Exterior View of Highclere Castle

    Fans of the British period drama Downton Abbey are anxiously awaiting the finale of season 4, which airs on PBS this Sunday. Earlier this year, HGTV got an all-access pass to the real Downton Abbey…   Read the Blog

  • Castel Monastero in Tuscany

    Published 02/18/14 in Places

    With its vaulted ceilings and broad beams, the Castel Monastero was originally built as the Sarna Castle in 1044 in medieval Tuscany. It became a monastery about 100 years later then passed through…   See the Image

  • Aerial View of Highclere Castle

    HGTV’s Castles on Camera offered an inside look at Highclere Castle, the real-life estate that serves as the filming location for the British period drama Downton Abbey. Check out some of the…   See the Gallery

  • Gardens at Highclere Castle

    Published 02/18/14 in Houses
    Gardens at Highclere Castle

    As seen on Castles on Camera, HGTV got an inside look at Highclere Castle, the famous backdrop for the smash-hit series Downton Abbey. The 6,000-acre, 30,000-square-foot estate encompasses a library,…   See the Image

  • Lady Fiona, Countess of Carnarvon, at Highclere Castle

    As seen on Castles on Camera, HGTV got an inside look at Highclere Castle, the famous backdrop for the smash-hit series Downton Abbey. The 6,000-acre, 30,000-square-foot estate encompasses a library,…   See the Image

  • Highclere Castle Saloon

    Published 02/18/14 in Houses
    Highclere Castle Saloon

    As seen on Castles on Camera, HGTV got an inside look at Highclere Castle, the famous backdrop for the smash-hit series Downton Abbey. The 6,000-acre, 30,000-square-foot estate encompasses a library,…   See the Image

  • Exterior View of Highclere Castle

    As seen on Castles on Camera, HGTV got an inside look at Highclere Castle, the famous backdrop for the smash-hit series Downton Abbey. The 6,000-acre, 30,000-square-foot estate encompasses a library,…   See the Image

  • As seen on Castles on Camera, HGTV got an inside look at Highclere Castle, the famous backdrop for the smash-hit series Downton Abbey. The 6,000-acre, 30,000-square-foot estate encompasses a library,…   See the Image