Airbnb Helps Make ‘Downton Abbey’ Dreams Come True

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For fans of Downton Abbey this could be a dream come true: The owners of Highclere Castle, Lord and Lady Carnarvon, are to open their home to two guests for one night.


Highclere Castle was built by Charles Barry and has been in the ownership of the Carnarvon family since 1679. The castle has recently become a household name because of its starring role in the TV series Downton Abbey.

This once-in-a-lifetime experience will mean that on November 26th, two people will be be able to live like a lord while experiencing the type of accommodation once enjoyed by the Kings and Queens of England. 

This is certainly a taste of luxury: The break includes dinner, breakfast and cocktails as well as a private tour of the castle and ground with Lord and Lady Carnarvon.

Just an Hour Away From London

Situated just 50 miles outside London, the views from the bedrooms include over 1,000 acres of stunning parkland. Guests can visit all of the places featured in Downton Abbey too, including the iconic Drawing Room and Library.


In order to have a chance of experiencing this amazing castle and waking up overlooking some of the most beautiful countryside in England you must have a Airbnb profile with positive reviews and be ready when the listing goes live on 1st October (noon BST; 7am EST). 

Of course, you will also need to be a passionate fan of Downton Abbey!


For those who don’t manage to secure a booking Highclere Castle, the Egyptian exhibition, and all of the gardens are open to the public throughout the summer, and during Christmas and Easter. There are also special events and tours available all year.

Lady Carnarvon is enthusiastic about sharing the Castle with others who are as passionate about its history as she is and looks forward to receiving people for their stay.   

Guests will find that there is no Wi-Fi, air conditioning, TV or washing machine inside the Castle. Although you won’t be able to watch Downton Abbey during you stay you can totally immerse yourself and live the experience.  

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