Romance at the Real Downton Abbey Valentine’s Tea
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"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."
The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon are delighted to share their home with you, one of England’s most beautiful and romantic Castles over the Valentines weekend of Saturday, 11th and Sunday, 12th February 2017.
You will be welcomed into The Saloon, at the very heart of the Castle where your tour will begin. The oak staircase will be so familiar to fans of Downton Abbey. Lady Edith walked down it when she was finally happily married in the final series and left throught the Saloon on the way to her wedding.
Our tour guides will help you explore the State Rooms from the Library to the Drawing Room and a selection of bedrooms that are so familiar from the TV series. Enjoy hearing about the history and the works of art as well as anecdotes from the filming.
You can then explore the Egyptian Exhibition in the atmospheric Cellars of the Castle. The Exhibition tells the story of the world famous discovery, in 1922, of the Tomb of Tutankhamun by the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter.
After the tour, you will be invited through into the State Dining Room to enjoy a Champagne Afternoon Tea.
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