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For one night only, Highclere Castle will be open to two guests, hosted by the Earl and Countess of Carnavon

For one night only, Highclere Castle, will open its doors to two guests, who will dine with the Earl and Countess, tour the grounds, and sleep in the one of the principal bedrooms with a view of over 1,000 acres.

This special event is in celebration of the upcoming Downton Abbey movie, premiering on Friday, Sept. 20. Highclere Castle provides many of the iconic locations for the popular series.

The castle stay will be available through AirBnB for £150 for one night only, November 26, 2019. The listing will open for booking on October 1, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. BST (that’s 6:00 a.m CST), but you can preview it here.

Among the highlights of the stay:

  • The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon invite their guests to join them for an exclusive evening of cocktails in the Saloon, followed by a traditional dinner in the State Dining Room, being waited on by Highclere Castle’s own butler. After dinner, coffee will be served in the Library before the guests retire to one of the principal bedrooms with an en-suite bathroom and views over 1,000 acres of rolling parkland.
  • Before departing the next day, guests will enjoy a delicious breakfast prior to a private tour of Highclere Castle’s extensive grounds. The Castle itself covers 100,000 square feet and has a total of 300 rooms.

Throughout the property, the rooms are opulently decorated and furnished, with each detail providing a unique insight into Highclere Castle’s history. Downton fans will get the opportunity to explore iconic rooms, such as the Drawing Room, or relax in one of the Gallery bedrooms, following in the footsteps of kings and queens. 

Lady Carnarvon, Host on Airbnb, says, “It’s an absolute privilege and pleasure to call Highclere Castle my home and I am delighted to be able to share it on Airbnb for a truly unique stay. Highclere Castle has been in the Carnarvon family since 1679 and has an incredibly rich history. I am passionate about the stories and heritage of Highclere Castle, and I am looking forward to welcoming our future guests.”


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