Secrets of Highclere Castle DVD

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Item #: WA8582
Step inside one of Britain's best-known manor houses. It may be more famous now than any time in its 1,300-year history as the setting of Downton® Abbey, but England's Highclere Castle has its own stories to tell. In its heyday, Highclere was the social epicenter of Edwardian England. See how all the inhabitants of Highclere lived, from the aristocrats who ... More
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Step inside one of Britain's best-known manor houses.

It may be more famous now than any time in its 1,300-year history as the setting of Downton® Abbey, but England's Highclere Castle has its own stories to tell. In its heyday, Highclere was the social epicenter of Edwardian England. See how all the inhabitants of Highclere lived, from the aristocrats who enjoyed a life of luxury to the army of servants toiling "below stairs." Also find out how the current inhabitants, Lord and Lady Carnarvon, spend their $1 million in annual upkeep funds, and what life in a fairytale castle is like today.

Producer: Vicky Matthews, Robert Strange
Executive Producer: Jeremy Dear
Production Company: Pioneer Productions
Production Year: 2013
Copyright Year: 2012
Director: Vicky Matthews
Narrator: Samuel West
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo

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Betty
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5.0 star rating
06/16/22
Two excellent reasons to own this DVD
Review by Betty on 06/16/22 review stating Two excellent reasons to own this DVD
When this program was shown on TV, we had a power outage in the middle of it, so we mied a portion of the middle. Then my daughter had a busine trip to London in April. She had an opportunity to tour Highclere and other spots used for Downton Abbey. Of course, no photos were permitted inside the castle. (Of course, one could buy a large book of pictures, but.....). And the tourists didn't meet the current occupants. So, two good reasoons to buy this DVD!
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Debbie
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Interesting
Review by Debbie on 07/17/20 review stating Interesting
The DVD was very informative about the Castle and those who have resided in it. For me, it was well worth the money!
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Mc
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
A good guide, and a good keepsake to Downton Abbey
Review by Mc on 07/17/20 review stating A good guide, and a good keepsake to Downton Abbey
It is nice to get to know more of one of the biggest Stars of Downton Abbey, and to get to know its History, as well as England. Thanks, PS, I Love the way Downton Abbey came to a close, Thank you,
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Diane
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A gift to be opened Christmas morning, 12/25/15
Review by Diane on 07/17/20 review stating A gift to be opened Christmas morning, 12/25/15
Thanks for getting this the Manners of Downton Abbey out so quick. Hoped to wrap these 2 seperately, then Downton Abbey 1-5, then Season 6. Hope to get all the series by 12/24 so that they can be opened... please. Otherwise I will have to put a note in the 2 above which I will wrap together. Its a busy time, so we would not get to watch Season 6 until after the New Year but hope to watch it with the complimentary cup of tea.
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Mama M.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Would love to stay there.
Review by Mama M. on 07/17/20 review stating Would love to stay there.
This is a very enjoyable and enlightened DVD about the Highclere Castle. I am a follower of Donton Abbey and you can just envision yourself living there during that era.
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Ang
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Lovely Cover
Review by Ang on 07/17/20 review stating Lovely Cover
For my son for Christmas. Hope it is as nice on the inside as it looks on the outside. He really loves Downton Abbey, and I do too!
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Dea
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Enhances Downtown Abbey Experience
Review by Dea on 07/17/20 review stating Enhances Downtown Abbey Experience
Saw the original program on PBS and wanted to watch it again. Still great. Recommended highly for Downtown Abbey loyalists and English history buffs.
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Jaki L.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Loved It
Review by Jaki L. on 07/17/20 review stating Loved It
I am a huge fan of Downton Abbey and chance I have to learn something about the show or the location I take it. The Earl and Countess seemed very down to earth in their interview and very real. It was quite entertaining.
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Git C.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
This gift item purchased was spectacular
Review by Git C. on 07/17/20 review stating This gift item purchased was spectacular
This item was purchased as a gift for the family and we all enjoyed the history of the castle, the beautiful pictures and the tour of the castle was very much captured by the narrator!
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Mama L.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Beautiful house, fascinating history
Review by Mama L. on 07/17/20 review stating Beautiful house, fascinating history
I love the setting of Downton Abbey. The house and grounds are so beautiful. Getting to see even more of the house and to learn its amazing history is wonderful. The family has worked so hard to maintain its integrity and beauty. The property is a testimony to their dedication. I particularly loved the comment that they belonged to the house, rather than the house belonging to them. The family has a great sense of their place in the history of this home and an obvious desire to leave it intact for future generations. I highly recommend this video, although children younger than 15 might find it a little short on excitement and may lose interest.
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Mimi L.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Almost as good as being there!
Review by Mimi L. on 07/17/20 review stating Almost as good as being there!
Fascinating! What a BEAUTIFUL treasure!
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Bbc F.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A fun inside look!
Review by Bbc F. on 07/17/20 review stating A fun inside look!
We loved this! It was so fun to learn more about the real Highclere. We definitely recommend this for any Downton fans.
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Ken
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great DVD
Review by Ken on 07/17/20 review stating Great DVD
On time and as ordered.
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Kathleen R.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Interesting
Review by Kathleen R. on 07/17/20 review stating Interesting
I enjoyed the behind the scenes story of this home. I also read several books on former residents of this home. It was exciting to connect pieces of information from this video to what I had read.
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Love H.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Highclere Doesnt Disappoint
Review by Love H. on 07/17/20 review stating Highclere Doesnt Disappoint
Gained several new perspectives on Highclere from the production. It could have been just a rehash of the Highclere from Downton Abbey, but the interviews with the Carnarvons and several of the current staff, the shots of the land and the follies, and the shots of actual maids quarters in the tower (much less spacious than Downton Abbeys) all served to make an interesting house even more significant. Would recommend.
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Downton F.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great travelogue
Review by Downton F. on 07/17/20 review stating Great travelogue
I visited Downton Abbey this year and decided to purchase this DVD when I returned home. It is a wonderful source of information regarding the history, decor and secrets of Highclere Castle. So glad that I purchased it....
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Nature D.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great History Here Your Own Private Tour
Review by Nature D. on 07/17/20 review stating Great History Here Your Own Private Tour
I was not aware that his great grandfather discovered King Tuts tomb in the 1920s. The restoration is fantastic. Some silk wallcoverings dating back to the 1700s. Some of lifes history from this family was incorporated into the series of Downton Abby. The castle is grand from a far vista or approaching on horseback but I wish there was some type of landscape bed at the front door to welcome the guests. People are visiting it from all over the world. It is run much like Biltmore Castle in Ashville, NC to cover the huge costs. Settle back and take your own private tour...
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Rioricosally
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Beautiful Castle, Great History
Review by Rioricosally on 07/17/20 review stating Beautiful Castle, Great History
Touring this beautiful castle was a real pleasure. The hosts and owners of the Highclere Castle were more than gracious in sharing all the history of the castle from its inception to the present day. If viewers are history buffs like I am and have enjoyed Downton Abbey, they will love this DVD. It is only around an hour in length but worth every minute!
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None
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Highclere Castle order was good.
Review by None on 07/17/20 review stating Highclere Castle order was good.
While the product and processing were good shipping was another story. Shipping time was about eight days and the package looked beat to heck. Due to good packaging, the disc was in good condition. I think this product was light enough to simply put in first class mail for fast clean service.
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Louaber
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
This is no castle in the air
Review by Louaber on 07/17/20 review stating This is no castle in the air
Very well produced and extremely informative film. Brings a touch of down-to-earthiness for the upper class. Well worth the price.


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