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This is What the Real Downton Abbey Looked Like

The vintage photographs of Highclere Castle in the 1800s are amazing!

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The British drama "Downton Abbey" portrays life of the Crawley family in the early 1900s, and in the Emmy Award-winning show, the family's sprawling house was based on and filmed in Highclere Castle in Kingston, U.K. Have you ever wondered what life what actually like in the stunning estate back in the 19th and 20th centuries? A collection of vintage photographs show just that, cataloging the stunning property and its guests in the late 1800s.

 

In addition to showing off the regal interior and grounds of the estate, the images also show lavish parties that hosted noteworthy guests such as Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. There are 44 black-and-white photographs in the collection, and the entire album is being auctioned off by Lawrences Auctioneers in early February.

 

[DON'T MISS: Martha Meets Mrs. Patmore of "Downton Abbey"]

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