Downton Abbey fans, rejoice. Our favourite ITV period drama may not be hitting our big screens with its first ever movie just yet, but something even better is on offer this Christmas: a unique dining experience at the British castle where the series is filmed.
Highclere Castle, the 5,000 acre Hampshire estate where Downton Abbey was filmed, is hosting a special Christmas dinner in December, offering the public a chance to dine like their favourite TV stars.
The even is organised by London-based travel company Premium Tours, who have teamed up with Tripadvisor to offer an evening visit to the castle for £490 per person, including transport via coach from London.
In true Downton style, guests will be greeted with a glass of champagne and canapés before they are given a guided tour of the luxury castle’s grand reception rooms. They will also be treated to a viewing of the Egyptian Exhibition, which will open in the cellars from 24 November.
Last but certainly not least, all the guests will sit down for an incredibly festive three course meal served with wine, before joining in with some carol-singing around the ever-so-elaborate Christmas tree that goes up in the castle hall every year.
What better way to get into the festive spirit?
The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday 15th December which, believe it or not, is right around the corner. So if this is right up your street, make sure you book your tickets while you can.
However, this isn’t the only event taking place at Highclere Castle this festive season. The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, who live in the lavish castle, will also be hosting their annual Christmas Fair on 5th and 6th December as well as kicking off their Christmas castle tours from 9th December. Additionally, a special canapés and champagne evening is being held at the castle later in the month in support of the RAF100 Appeal.