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It's (virtual) party time at the real Downton Abbey

Highclere Castle, located in Hampshire, England dates back to Anglo-Saxon times, and has a rich heritage, to say the least. 

These days, Highclere Castle is unusually empty, due to the coronavirus. Typically, the castle sees 1200 people walk its floors every day, and is particularly busy in the Spring months.

Fans are given the opportunity to walk the halls of Highclere Castle, and follow in the footsteps of their favorite Downton Abbey stars.

To combat Covid-19, the lady of the house, Lady Carnavon had an idea; Why not hold a cocktail party over Facebook Live so that fans can still get their Downton Abbey fix?

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Thats right! Today, Friday the 17th April, and 9pm GMT and 4pm EST Lady Carnavon and her husband, the 8th Earl will be hosting a cocktail party on Facebook Live. They'll be sipping gin and sharing stories of the house, as well as answering questions related to the filming of Downton Abbey, which will provide some fantastic insight for fans of the show!



Speaking about the event, Lady Carnavon had this to say 'We will tell stories of the cocktails that were served here in the ’20s and ’30s and pull out some of the old recipes and add some jazz music in the background and see what we can do to bring people together. It is something to look forward to and be part of our routine.'

Lady Carnavon will be sipping on some Highclere Castle gin and regailing stories of old. No doubt some big names have pased through the gates of Highclere Castle, so it'll be great to hear.

Make sure to tune in! You can find the page on Facebook hereThese are trying ties due to Covid-19, but grab a drink, get comfy, and enjoy the show!