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Secrets of Highclere Castle

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Jan 3, 2013 8:19 AM

Photo Courtesy of Lord and Lady Carnarvon

It may be more famous now than any time in its 1,300-year history as the setting of Downton Abbey, but England’s Highclere Castle has its own stories to tell. In its heyday, Highclere was the social epicenter of Edwardian England. See how all the inhabitants of Highclere lived, from the aristocrats who enjoyed a life of luxury to the army of servants toiling “below stairs.” Also find out how the current inhabitants, Lord and Lady Carnarvon, spend their $1 million in annual upkeep funds and what life in a fairytale castle is like today.

Watch this special about Highclere Castle ahead of the season premier of Downton Abbey this Sunday on witf tv at 8pm.

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