On August 9th, 2016 we did a coach trip with Middletons Tours. First stop was Bampton, better known as the Downton Village. Next stop would be Highclere Castle, known to millions around the world as Downton Abbey. It was very exciting to be there.
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Our first view of Highclere Castle.
Woohoooo we are here!!!!
Time for our tour.....inside we go. We were not allowed to take photos inside. Sadly Carson wasn't there to meet us either. It was just beautiful! We'll remember it for a long time.
After our tour, we stopped at the tea room for a cuppa and some scones. Couldn't see Mrs. Patmore or Daisy either. Then it was a trip to the gift shop. We got a magnet, plus some delicious chocolate chip shortbread. Loved the bag they came in.
We then took a walk around the grounds.
Afterwards we took a walk around the back of castle.
Another walk around and a few more photos.
One last selfie and look before heading onto the coach. As we got on the coach, like all the others we said 'When we get home we are going to watch Downton Abbey all over again." (It's extra special watching now as we see things we never noticed before, plus can say 'We stood there, we saw that!"