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10 Reasons Why You Should Book This Vacation at the Real Downton Abbey

It's the ultimate getaway for Downton fans, and anyone who wants to take a trip through time.
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Are you truly obsessed with Downton Abbey? It's time to release your inner Lord Grantham and/or Lady Mary and celebrate Christmas in true aristocratic fashion. Departing from New York, NY, (JFK) on December 11, this London 4-Night Flight and Hotel Package for Two includes an invitation to the "Downton Abbey" Gala Christmas Ball (from $4,398, a low by $180, expires September 17), held at Highclere Castle, the real-life Downton Abbey.

Highclere Castle, to the west of London, is home to the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, who host this special Christmas gala each year, and tickets are extremely rare (and usually around $700 per person!) So don your most regal attire, make sure your valet shines your shoes, and prepare to judge and be judged as you enter your own real-life Downton Abbey episode this Christmas.

10 Reasons to Splurge on this London & Downton Abbey Christmas Vacation

Never seen the show in your life? Rather spend Christmas in a looney bin than with a bunch of stuck-up snobs? Then maybe this vacation isn't for you. But don't despair! Check out our travel page for all the latest deals for destinations around the world.


Associate Travel Editor Emeritus

Paula Bradley has taught English in Japan and Italy, and she has written for several e-zines aimed at Westerners living abroad. She uses her experience across the six continents to inform her travel features at DealNews.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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