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:
Welcome to the real Downton Abbey. Since 1679, this sprawling, 1,000-acre estate in Hampshire, England, has been home to the aristocratic Carnarvon family. Tours of the castle include the gardens and woodlands, as well as the state rooms, such as the library, which is home to nearly 6,000 books.
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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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