Highclere Castle, the setting for Downton Abbey‘s English estate, boasts nearly 50 bedrooms, multiple libraries, a grand dining room, and sits on over 5,000 acres of land.
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The return of Downton Abbey means more Crawley family drama, more costumes to drool over and more character-themed wine, of course.
We can’t make the season 5 premiere of Downton Abbey (January 4, set your DVRs) come any faster. But — just in time for the holidays — we can show you a gingerbread version of the celebrated Crawley residence, as created by Martha Stewart for actress Lesley Nicol, who, fittingly, plays the cook, Mrs. Patmore.
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You’ve tasted the Downton Abbey wines. And visited the show’s food truck. Now you’re as excited for the fourth season—premiering on PBS Sunday at 9 pm E.T.—as a housemaid who’s just learned a juicy bit of gossip.