2 hours ago
If you could be any character in downton abbey, who would you be? mrs patmore? lady sybil? mr carson? obviously i would be lord grantham as i quite fancy posh slap-up dinners being served to me on a daily basis 😋 love this autumnal shot of the real life place behind the tv series - highclere castle in newbury, england. lovely photo by @r2taggy
is a great person to follow if you want to see behind the scenes of this beautiful place, for paul is the real life rolls royce chauffeur at the castle! now that's a job i would absolutely love.
if you do manage to visit, you’ll notice how this castle (@highclere_castle
) has a different feeling than many other grand places in britain because it feels like a home. a very warm and welcoming feeling. and what history! the first written records of the estate date back to 749 when an anglo-saxon king granted the estate to the bishops of winchester. bishop william of wykeham built a beautiful medieval palace and gardens on the park. later on, the palace was rebuilt as highclere place house in 1679. today, the castle is home to the 8th earl and countess of carnarvon.
i visited a few years ago during the christmas fair and bought a pair of socks in the library. not kidding. hearing the carol singers in the main room of the castle next to the roaring fire whilst scoffing on a mince pie was a brilliant memory for fans of the telly show like myself.
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for more shots from the real life downton abbey! have a lovely peaceful thursday 🇬🇧 want to be featured? follow and tag us. 'ta! 🇬🇧