Live Like the Earl of Grantham: The Real-Life ‘Downtown Abbey’ Castle is Available on Airbnb

By Jesse Sokolow on 17 September 2019
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A home in the Cotswolds

A home in the Cotswolds

Highclere Castle in the Cotswolds, known to millions as Downton Abbey, is available on Airbnb, the booking service announced on Tuesday. The Cotswolds is an area of south central England replete with bucolic rolling hills, villages and hamlets, shops and old churches, and lords and ladies in ancient manor houses.

The castle is available for the evening of November 26 and the announcement is intended to coincide with the release of the “Downton Abbey” movie later this week.

Two guests will experience “an exclusive evening drinking cocktails in the Saloon followed by a traditional dinner with the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon in the State Dining Room.”  Highclere’s butler will be supervising the staff.

The guests will sleep in one of the Gallery bedrooms with views of over 1,000 acres (405 hectares) of rolling parkland.

Guests who will be chosen must have a verified Airbnb profile, positive reviews, and “be passionate about ‘Downton Abbey,’” Airbnb said.

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