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A Go to to the Actual Downton Abbey


by Barbara Gulley
All Images © Highclere Citadel

Girl Carnarvon talks about life at Highclere Citadel, the affect of the favored sequence, and the place she likes to have tea.

 A cup of tea and the following installment of Downton Abbey make an ideal pairing whether or not you take pleasure in your tea milk-in-first or milk-in-last (the previous follow traditionally tied to the downstairs workers; the latter, to the higher class). Irrespective of which aspect of the manor you establish with, Downton Abbey followers are united of their devotion to the present whether or not it’s the fictional story, the real-life characters who impressed it, or a mixture.

Lord and Lady Carnarvon
George Herbert, the eighth Earl of Carnarvon, and his spouse, Girl Fiona, the present Countess of Carnarvon, welcome guests to their household house, Highclere Citadel.

The primary season of Downton Abbey aired on PBS’s Masterpiece Theater in 2010, and for the primary two months of the 12 months ever since, many People have welcomed the members of the aristocratic Crawley household and their downstairs workers into their properties each Sunday evening. In flip, the Carnarvons have been opening the doorways to their nation property, Highclere Citadel (the blue-blood clan and residence, respectively, that impressed Downton Abbey), to the general public for years. Followers of the patrician way of life get a glimpse of what it’s prefer to reside in a house that incorporates not solely the grand furnishings handed down from technology to technology, but in addition the tales of ancestors ripe for the retelling.

Because the writer of two books on the previous residents of the nation property, the present Countess of Highclere, Girl Fiona Carnarvon (married to George Herbert, the eighth Earl of Carnarvon) has turn out to be the face of the actual Downton Abbey. Whereas some might discover it formidable to obtain so many visitors every year, Girl Carnarvon welcomes it as a part of Highclere’s historical past. Nonetheless, truly viewing her house on the tv sequence generally is a little disconcerting.

“Highclere has welcomed guests since 1988,” says Girl Carnarvon, “and while we’re busier and are delighted to see extra worldwide guests, it has been a part of our life and my life ever since I married Geordie (my husband). I, however, discover it surreal when I’m watching TV generally and see the acquainted carpets, gilded pillars, or work.”




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