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The moment we’ve all been waiting for … Highclere Castle, the glorious setting for the PBS hit series Downton Abbey, has thrilled fans with guided tours, Afternoon Tea, an exclusive Champagne and Canapés Evening on Valentine’s Day, and even overnight stays in an on-estate hotel called London Lodge.
As reported by Conde Nast Traveler, the estate—owned by Earl and Countess of Carnarvon—is once again opening the reservation line for the spring 2016 season, and they’re bound to sell out fast. London Lodge was built in 1793 by the first Earl of Carnarvon, and required a large restoration project to modernize it for contemporary guests.
To quote the official website, “In conjunction with Interior Decorator Sarah Morris, Lady Carnarvon has created elegant and inviting spaces, using softly subtle Little Green and Farrow and Ball wall colors, beautifully complimented by curtains and blinds in Nicholas Herbert and Robert Kime fabrics.”
Highclere Castle is located in Newbury, West Berkshire -- less than an hour west of London.