Filming for eight new episodes of Downton Abbey is set to begin at Highclere Castle in February, to be screened in the autumn for UK viewers. But why wait until the autumn when it’s possible to visit Highclere Castle and see it for yourself in the early part of this year and during the summer. Tickets for 2013 entry to the Castle will be released for sale in early February.

Party Manors has a fabulous Victorian house which is located just ten minutes drive away from the castle with availability during Highclere’s published opening dates. Get together with a group of 12 to 20 people, spend a day at the Castle and then return to the house for a Downton themed party.

If you are unable to get tickets, or just like the idea of a Downton Abbey themed party, we have other fantastic Victorian properties which would be ideal settings for a fantastic weekend spent doing all things Downton!

We’ve put together some Downton Abbey party ideas here to get you started.
Tickets for Highclere castle can be purchased here.

If you are looking to rent a house during February half term this year, you may just have found it. We are offering this luxurious manor to hire to sleep up to 20 at a reduced price. For a three night weekend from 8th – 11th February the cost is now only £3,500 making a saving of £1,000 off the usual price of £4,500. To hire the same house for the week will also save you £1,000 off the regular price of £7,500 at just £6,500. To find out more about this property click here or telephone us on 07966 443 536.