Secrets of Highclere Castle
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This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH).
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I wonder if there are any hidden pasageways or secret rooms in the castle? How on earth do they heat the place and where did the power and water come from before modern utilities? What are some of today's maintenance challenges? Are there still farms on the estate? What do they grow?
Perhaps the current owners didn't want to have camera crews traipsing over every square inch of their house and property, which I respect. Still, I had hoped to see more. I will say that the content, in particular the sweeping aeriel views, still makes the DVD worth owning for fans of the show.
Today, this beautiful castle is lovignly cared for by the present Lord and Lady Carnarvan who spend over $1 Million annually for its preservation and upkeep. Thankfully, do to the popularity of the series "Downton Abbey" it has become a major tourist destination and receives a generous amount of money from the tours of the castle, what PBS/BBC pays to rent this castle for the series "Downton Abbey", and a number of social events. In this documentary, you see the beautiful rooms, dining halls, bedrooms, and private family rooms. Interesting interviews with the gameskeeper who tells of the famous hunting enjoyed by King George V who hunted on the estate for pheasant, doves, and deer.Read more ›
the "tour" Most of what was contained could be seen on Downton Abbey. We expected
a more "close-up" tour of the castle, including some fo the rooms and architectual details
of the castle, not involved in the program. Also, some historic photographic views of the
castle and grounds would have been nice to see.
It was fun to meet the people who care for the castle!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was great to see after binge watching all six seasons of Downton Abbey.Published 7 hours ago by AJ
breathtaking scenery!! wish a few more of interior rooms were shown.Published 7 days ago by Suzanne Jennings
Very interesting to hear the history of the castle and of their inhabitants, as well as seeing how it is currently used.Published 7 days ago by Ellie C
Great background on Highclere Caste! Beautiful pictures of the home and the surroundings. Made me want to go there some day!Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer