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Highclere Castle is home to the hugely successful period drama series, Downton Abbey, with over 11 million viewers in the UK and now shown in over 100 countries worldwide. With Highclere Castle located just down the road, The Vineyard provides the perfect hotel destination for Downton Abbey fans and the historically curious alike.
Highclere Castle is home to the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. Longstanding friend of the Carnarvon family, Julian Fellows had Highclere Castle in mind when he wrote the hugely successful Downton Abbey, which stars Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery to name but a few.
Fancy a visit to the real-life Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle? At The Vineyard, we would be delighted to organise such an excursion for you. After a day wondering round Highclere Castle’s exquisite grounds, our award-winning spa, rated one of the best in the UK, is the ideal location to relax your body and reinvigorate your mind.
Why not have dinner in our elegant restaurant and experience Daniel Galmiche’s equivalent to a Downton Abbey feast. Our wine coaches will hand select delicious wines to perfectly complement your lunch or dinner choice.
Stay the night in one of our beautifully furnished traditional bedrooms or contemporary suites and experience 5 star luxury equal to that of Downton Abbey. With perfectly plumped pillows, a stunning collection of private artwork and luxurious bathroom toiletries, it is unsurprising that The Vineyard is renowned for its second-to-none attention to detail.