Highclere Castle is site of hit PBS series
National Public Television’s “Downton Abbey” returns tonight for its third season. Millions of us fans can hardly wait to be transported into the upstairs/downstairs world of early 20th century England. It is filmed at Highclere Castle. home of the Earl and Countess or Carnarvon and remains a distinctive country manor inhabited by a distinguished and noble family. The home and the gardens are closed to the public in winter. Tickets for summer visits will be released in Feburary. Meanwhile, the online gift shop is open for shopping year-round.