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Highclere Castle is one of the most iconic buildings in the world, known to millions of fans around the globe as the setting of fictional Downton Abbey but in real life it’s home to the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon.
In this fascinating observational documentary series, we lift the veil on life at the real Downton Abbey. With exclusive and privileged access to the Carnarvon’s and their staff, we follow the highs and lows of running an estate that costs £10,000 a day to keep afloat.
For Lord and Lady Carnarvon, after almost three years of closures, the imminent spring and summer season is one of the most important to date.
From the comings and goings in the 300 roomed Castle to the premiere of the 2nd Downton Abbey Film, this is the story of Highclere through the entertaining and charismatic characters who live and work there.