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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Real Downton Abbey Highclere Castle and Lady Caenarvon


I just found a fabulous article today in the Telegraph Online about the current Lady Caenarvon, mistress of Highclere Castle which we know and love as Downton Abbey. The article was prompted by Lady Caenarvon's publishing of a book chronicling the history of Heighclere during World War I when it, too, served as a hospital and convalescent home. The story revolves around Almina, the Lady Caenarvon who infused Highlere with a 25 million pound dowry. The article is a wonderful peek into the similarities and dissimilarities between the very real Highclere and the fictional Downton Abbey.



The real Downton Abbey

7 comments:

  1. Hi Ruth, I saw the first series of this and loved it,although I thought too much was crammed into the last episode. I am looking forward to the next series though.
    Interesting article about the real owner.

    xx jeanetteann

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  2. Oh am I glad I found you.Downton Abbey is my favorite TV series at the moment. It is so beautiful. Glad to see that there are only a few shows and then it stops for some time. Can't wait to see how they go on. I was also wondering which castle it was so now I know that too.Yoy made my day. LOL.
    Have a nice day
    Riet

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  3. What an interesting article. Thank you ever so much for bringing it to our attention.

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  4. How wonderful ! I love the series!

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  5. That is a great article! Thanks for posting.
    Cheers!
    R

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  6. Now this seems to be a show I would watch on TV. Most are just too trashy these days!♥♫

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  7. Thanks Ruth, I love the show, so this is very interesting.
    Thanks for sharing.
    LInda

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