Big news: Downton Abbey fans will be given the chance to stay at its famous setting, Highclere Castle, for one night only on 29 November via Airbnb. The listing will open on October 1, 7 a.m. ET—it's only $159 per night per guest! —in honor of the upcoming Downtown Abbey movie, which hits theaters September 20. (One catch: As you might expect, the castle is in Hampshire, England, so you'll have to budget for international flights on top of the stay.)
According to the listing, two guests will be treated as if they were members of the Crawley family, and will be able to explore the majestic rooms of the beautiful stately home. Guests will enjoy cocktails with the real-life residents of Highclere Castle, the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, in the Saloon followed by a traditional dinner in the State Dining Room, being waited on by Highclere Castle’s own butler.
After dinner, coffee will be served in the Library before the guests retire to one of the principal bedrooms with an en-suite bathroom and views over 1,000 acres of rolling parkland. In the morning, breakfast will be served followed by a tour of the castle's grounds.
“It’s an absolute privilege and pleasure to call Highclere Castle my home and I am delighted to be able to share it on Airbnb for a truly unique stay," said Lady Carnarvon in a statement. "Highclere Castle has been in the Carnarvon family since 1679 and has an incredibly rich history. I am passionate about the stories and heritage of Highclere Castle, and I am looking forward to welcoming our future guests.”
You can check out the listing for yourself here.
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