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Fun Facts About the Real Downton Abbey

Are you a fan of the show Downton Abbey? Read on for fun facts and trivia about Highclere, the amazing real-life castle.
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1. It's 175 Years Old

Highclere Castle, the Victorian-era English manor where the PBS series Downton Abbey is shot, is an actual working estate in the Hampshire countryside.

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2. The Driveway is a Mile Long

Talk about making an entrance!

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3. It's Had Famous Visitors

Past houseguests have included actor Omar Sharif, film director Stanley Kubrick and numerous members of England's royal family.

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4. Yes, There Is a Staff

Highclere Castle is currently maintained by a staff of 70. This is Colin Edwards, the castle's present butler.

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