Attend a magical open-air concert in the grounds of Highclere Castle, where the classic TV drama was filmed, and stay at an elegant hotel in Hampshire

For five years, Downton Abbey enchanted viewers everywhere with its brilliant portrayal of the politics, romance and camaraderie of life lived 'upstairs' and 'downstairs' in the grand country houses of Edwardian England. Following the tumultuous story of the lives, loves and losses of three generations of the aristocratic Crawley family, it has proved a triumph for British costume drama. Since the first episode aired in 2010, it has become a global phenomenon, attracting more than 120 million viewers in more than 200 countries.

This autumn, Downton-mania will grip the nation once again with the release of the Downton Abbey film, featuring all your favourite characters and the original cast. So what better way to get yourself in the mood for its return than this exclusive offer, which enables you to attend a wonderful open-air celebration of the show Music From Downton Abbey.

Set in the grounds of Highclere Castle - the Grade I-listed Jacobian mansion that has been the ancestral home of the Carnarvon dynasty for nearly 450 years, and doubles as Downton Abbey in the TV series - this magical evening will see John Lunn's original soundtrack performed by the Chamber Orchestra of London. Your host throughout will be one of Britain's favourite actors, Jim Carter, who will reprise his role as the Crawley's endearingly grumpy butler, Carson.

As part of this fantastic reader offer, you will check into the elegant Audleys Wood Hotel, before transferring to Highclere for the evening's entertainment, and then return to your hotel to enjoy an overnight stay.

Three amazing optional upgrades

You can make even more of your Downton weekend by choosing from the following optional upgrades:

Champagne and canapés at Highclere

Extend your stay with a second night, on which you'll return to Highclere Castle for champagne and canapés, created by the skilled in-house chefs at the real-life Downton Abbey. During a tour of the castle you will also visit the historic State Rooms, which you'll recognise from the show, climb the famous oak staircase to the Gallery Bedrooms, explore an Egyptian exhibition in the castle cellars, and have plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful gardens.

Stay in style

You also have the option of staying at the impressive Oakley Hall Hotel, which is set in 315 acres of immaculate grounds and is well-known for its AA rosette-awarded restaurant, The Glasshouse.

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Price includes

  • Overnight stay in an executive room at the four-star Audleys Wood Hotel, Basingstoke, with breakfast
  • Return transfer from the hotel to Highclere Castle
  • Admission to the Music From Downton Abbey concert in the grounds of Highclere Castle
  • Copy of Lady Carnarvon's book, At Home at Highclere (one copy per booking)
  • Optional upgrades (for which supplements apply) include: staying at Oakley Hall and a champagne and canapés reception at Highclere Castle

Availability

From
Sat, Sat, Jun 22, 2019
To
Sun, Sun, Jun 23, 2019
Duration
2 Days
Price per person
£249*
* Based on two sharing a room, seated B1 rear. B1 mid + £20pp; Block B2 + £35pp. Subject to availability. Single supplement £75. Extra supplements - Oakley Hall stay: £90pp; Second night & Champagne tour: £260pp
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Music from Downton Abbey
    Highclere Castle,

    You can check-in to your luxurious hotel from 3pm where you'll have plenty of time to freshen up before your transfer to Highclere Castle. You'll have the opportunity to have a tipple before you take your seats for the live performance of the Downton Abbey's iconic music in the grounds.

    Meals -
  2. Day
    2
    Check out or extend your stay
    Highclere Castle,

    After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, check out and return home at your leisure.

    Extend your stay with a second night, on which you'll return to Highclere Castle for champagne and canapés, created by the skilled in-house chefs at the real-life Downton Abbey. During a tour of the castle you will also visit the historic State Rooms, which you'll recognise from the show, climb the famous oak staircase to the Gallery Bedrooms, explore an Egyptian exhibition in the castle cellars, and have plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful gardens.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

Oakley Hall Hotel, Basingstoke

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Four-star country house hotel

Set within over 300 acres of of beautiful countryside, Oakley Hall is an elegant country house hotel near Basingstoke. The 47 elegant bedrooms offer a comfortable night's sleep and have been individually-designed to a very high standard. The hotel's restaurant is extremely popular, serving modern British cuisine in the informal award-winning restaurant.

Audley's Wood

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Luxurious countryside getaway

The four-star Audleys Wood Hotel, which is set in the picturesque heart of Hampshire, offers an informal atmosphere and comfortable accommodation. You can relax and unwind in this handsome Victorian former hunting lodge and take tea on its beautifully maintained lawns.

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Availability

From
Sat, Sat, Jun 22, 2019
To
Sun, Sun, Jun 23, 2019
Duration
2 Days
Price per person
£249*
* Based on two sharing a room, seated B1 rear. B1 mid + £20pp; Block B2 + £35pp. Subject to availability. Single supplement £75. Extra supplements - Oakley Hall stay: £90pp; Second night & Champagne tour: £260pp
Call now to book 03301621039
Quote ref: HEARST DOWNTON