Castle is the Home of ITVís Period Drama series Downton
Abbey and is one of
England's most beautiful Victorian Castles
set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland. The
Carnarvon family has lived at Highclere since 1679, and the
current Castle stands on the site of an earlier house, which
in turn was built on the foundations of the medieval palace
owned by the Bishops of Winchester for some 800 years.
Castle is the home of the 8th Earl and Countess of
In 1922 the
5th Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter discovered the tomb
of Tutankhamun. Over 5,000 objects, works of art and
everyday items were found in the tomb, providing an
extraordinary insight into the Ancient Egyptian civilisation.
friend of the Carnarvon family, Julian Fellowes had
Highclere Castle in mind as he wrote Downton Abbey. He often
commented he wanted a house which spectacularly testified to
the confidence and soaring optimism of the Edwardian period.
A fifth series of Downton Abbey has been commissioned and
will begin shooting early in 2014.
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