Only a couple of more posts left from my trip to England in September! This one focuses on Highclere Castle (the setting of Downton Abbey). The castle is open a couple of months for tourists to view–we were lucky enough on The Duke of Wellington Tour to be able to get to spend some hours at the castle and on the grounds. Naturally, no photos were allowed inside the house, so I am including a few postcards. However, the grounds of Highclere are beautiful and I took beaucoup des photos of the flowers from the “Secret Garden” and elsewhere on the grounds.
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The 5th Earl of Carnarvon helped fund and was with Howard Carter when he discovered King Tut’s tomb. Click HERE for a link to an interesting article on the discovery of some Egyptian items found cached away in Highclere by a butler not too long ago. In the basement of the castle was an Egyptian exhibit of some of the items.
Following are some photos from the Secret Garden on the grounds:
The inscription on the bottom windows reads: Ung:Je:Serviray. Translated from Old French, this means “One will I serve.”