Highclere Castle is regarded as the finest occupied Victorian castle in England……….although frankly my dears, that is not why Tea with Mary Kate is interested . I hesitate to divulge this finding but in the spirit of generosity, who could hesitate to take up a splendid train journey on the orient express to Downton…..ahem, I mean to Highclere.
Tea with Mary Kate has been lucky enough to travel on the wonderful Northern Belle train to the Chelsea Flower show already
Not that once is enough by any stretch of the imagination – who could not wish to be swept to Downton via this bygone era of travel. It will be very hard to resist a quite delightful journey on this beautiful 1930s train with the prospect of wandering around the rooms at Highclere that have become very familiar as the Crawley’s home. There is even the prospect for bumping into the cast filming series 3 of Downton Abbey. Tea with Mary Kates enthusiasm for this journey is unbridled in her article Oh to have tea at Downton Abbey
I may need to enlist a generous benefactor though to fund this potential trip.Tea with Mary Kate is open to offers!