Downton Abbey's Must-See Locations
High drama meets sumptuous settings: From spectacular Highclere Castle to the rolling hills of Yorkshire, discover the hit British period drama's must-see locations.Filed under:
The 12,000-acre estate of Haxby Park in Downton Abbey owes its impressive exterior to Waddesdon Manor. The sprawling country estate in Buckinghamshire, England, was built between 1874 and 1898 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild. Downton’s Mary calls the house large and rather vulgar; we call it rather divine.
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Loyal watchers can get up close and personal with the real Downton Abbey, better known as Highclere Castle, as well as the village of Bampton in Oxfordshire, where many of the show's scenes are set.
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