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The Downton Abbey Christmas Ball Is An Actual Real-life Thing.

Admit it. Ever since you used to spend your weeknights curled up on the couch binge-watching episodes of Downton Abbey, you’ve dreamed about getting inside that castle. And about getting inside those dreamy period costumes.

Well, we can't help with the latter, but we've got your back on getting inside the house. Allow us to open some doors for you — literally and figuratively — and secure you a place under the grand ceilings of Highclere Castle, the filming location of Downton Abbey, this Christmas season.

Will My Downton Abbey Visit Be Filled With Drama And Intrigue?

There won't be any steamy affairs, class-based conflicts or blackmail scandals (and we don't recommend you try to start any). Hey, this isn’t 1912.

But while you may not be stepping inside the drama of the T.V show, you will get to see something equally as grand: a peek at what real life is like inside the castle today.

For one unforgettable winter evening, the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon will welcome you into their home. You’ll experience the intricate history of the impressive building, it’s architecture and art. You’ll sip champagne around a roaring open fire while a huge, impeccably decked-out Christmas tree sparkles nearby (a scene just begging to be Instagrammed).

From there it’s all gourmet three-course meals prepared in the castle kitchen from local ingredients, charming conversation, and a live choir performing Christmas carols just for you. Oh, and reenacting scenes from Downton Abbey, obviously.

In Short:

  • Get inside Highclere Castle, where Downton Abbey was filmed
  • See what real life is like for the Castle’s owners, the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon
  • Spend the evening in a setting so gorgeous you’ll totally win social media
  • Gourmet three-course meal, warm open fires, live Christmas carols
  • The chance to reenact your favourite Downton Abbey scenes… in the actual rooms, they took place!
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