A truly unique destination for "Downton Abbey" fans who want to overnight at the show’s aristocratic filming site.
Can’t get enough of the Crawley family? In February 2015, Highclere Castle opened its doors to overnight guests hoping to experience a luxurious taste of the good life as depicted in "Downton Abbey." From the moment visitors enter through the estate’s iron gates and majestic stone archway, they’re in for a unique stay. The London Lodge property’s historic structures date to the late 1700s, built by the very first Earl of Carnarvon. The current Earl and Countess have spent two years transforming the gatehouse near the castle itself into two individual lodges for guest use. Among the modern bespoke touches that have been added, visitors can enjoy a fully furnished kitchen, cable television, Wi-Fi and a charming sitting room anchored by a Chesneys wood-burning stove. The property is extremely popular, so it's necessary to book well in advance.