The Real Downton Abbey: Inside Highclere Castle
HGTV’s Castles on Camera special took us inside Highclere Castle – the real-life estate made famous by 'Downton Abbey' – plus other historic English country homes.
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 – a grand English
estate known as Highclere Castle – for its Castles
on Camera special. We were blown away by some of the things we learned about
Highclere: Did you know that there are 5,650 books in the library? Or that you
can get married there – if you’re willing to fork over $23,000 a day for the
site fee? Check out the gallery below to learn more astounding facts and
figures about this historic country home.
8 Amazing Facts About Highclere CastleView All 8 Photos
Need even more Lords, Ladies and lavish estates in your life? Watch the videos below for more behind-the-scenes secrets of Highclere Castle, plus take a tour of Althorp, Princess Diana’s childhood home, and Cliveden Castle, a posh hotel popular with Hollywood stars.
Tour Highclere Castle and Other English EstatesView All 5 Videos
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