Travel Back in Time to Downton Abbey
This fall, the world-beloved motion picture Downton Abbey will premiere in theaters across the world. Set in the stunning Highclere Castle, the film will depict the life of the Crawley family in what could be the most important moment of their lives: the visit from the King and Queen of England. Starring the original cast and written by the series creator Julian Fellowes, this highly anticipated movie will appear in theaters on September 20th, 2019.
With the release of the film, many opportunities arise to immerse travelers into the Downton Abbey universe set in the opulent era of early 20th century. Enthusiasts can now tour the famous setting of Highclere Castle near the Hampshire/Berkshire border and relive the famous scenes of the series and movie. The home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, the stunning period property and 5,000-acre estate features Jacobean Revival architecture from Sir Charles Barry, which dates back to the 1820s. Lodges on the estate are also available to spend the night and explore the grounds further.
For more immersive experiences, VisitBritain has prepared an array of exciting activities in celebration of the movie release. Dine like an aristocrat and enjoy a classic British meal at a historic restaurant in Covent Garden, London. Party like the Crawleys, and set yourself back into the authentic Jazz Age of the 1920s; wearing the epochal clothing and sipping on cocktails from a teacup, this is one of the best ways to travel back in time. Check out VisitBritain’s article on the many possibilities to live like an aristocrat.
England is blessed with countless manor homes and castles that reminisce the charming Downton Abbey ambiance, spread throughout the country. Many of these stately properties have already been featured in famous motion pictures, welcoming visitors to explore and even spend the night. Hatfield House, Blenheim Palace, or Chatsworth House are only a few of the many architectural gems available for travelers.
Now is the time to offer your clients a truly unforgettable experience. Travel back in time to the ages of refinement, posh gatherings, and extravagant lifestyles. The dream of Downton Abbey has never been more attainable.