On January 7th and 8th we worked all day at Contessa’s on our Downton Abbey/Highclere Castle strategy, in conjunction with our travel group contacts in the UK. The end result of this meeting is that we are now looking at September of 2015 to visit Highclere. Like you, we were hoping to gain entrance this fall, but since there are only 90 days per year in which to visit Highclere, it is indeed difficult to gain entrance. Disappointing at best, but we will press forward to bring this tour to fruition.
Lord and Lady Canarvan take up residence during parts of each year, and there are many private events, weddings and of course there is the ongoing filming of the PBS series. We will do our best to secure dates in September of 2015 and fill you in when any new news becomes available.
Please do stay tuned to our blog: http://www.contessas.wordpress.com for future updates.