European Waterways to offer a visit to Downton Abbey
River cruise operator European Waterways are to offer guests the experience to visit Highclere Castle, where the TV series "Downton Abbey" is filmed as an excursion on its British Isles voyages.
Select departures on the Magna Carta's cruises on the River Thames will offer the excursion. The Victorian castle sits on 1,000 acres of land surrounded by lush gardens. Highclere Castle has been owned by the Carnarvon family since 1679. The British Isles cruise itinerary also features a private tour of Dorney Court, a Tudor-style home where "Elizabeth", "The Other Boleyn Girl" and Agatha Christie's "Poirot" were filmed.