It was time to get our cool on today…rub elbows with the upper crust, the British aristocracy, the rich and famous. We were off to Highclere Castle, the home of the Earl and Countess Carnarvon. And for you heathens who don’t know why that’s special…it’s the location of the blockbuster hit series, Downton Abbey.
It was a beautiful day and a smooth trip up to Newbury
Something I can claim on this tour that I wasn’t able to on the previous one…I actually clamped eyes on the Countess Carnarvon in the flesh. Shortly after questioning whether the homeowners skip town during their “open house”, we were strolling toward the back exit of the Castle and met head on the lady of the house with her dog. It was one of those “was that really?” moments, and she was gone upstairs before we could even think of asking for a photo.
It was a nice day, all in all, but unfortunately, when you put me in a place where good breeding is an asset, like British Castles and the like, it tends to draw out my “inner geek”. And sure…anyone can take the usual photo standing in front of the Castle…but check out some of these gems!!!
Getting Down at Downton
Sunday, May 01, 2016
Newbury, United Kingdom