Downton Abbey is Being Filmed at Alnwick Castle

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Downton Abbey is being filmed at Alnwick Castle, giving the show the realism it needs. Alnwick Castle is of course the home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. Onlookers are gathering daily to catch just a glimpse of the stars of Downton Abbey. They couldn’t have picked a better castle.

Downton Abbey at Alnwick Castle
The Duke of Northumberland at Alnwick Castle

ITV costume drama Downton Abbey is being filmed at Alnwick Castle.

The popular series is being shot at the home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland this morning, with the castle’s website revealing that filming will run until August 8.

The site says: “Please note that various areas of Alnwick Castle will be closed or have limited access on July 28 – August 8 (inclusive), due to the filming of a major ITV period drama.

“Please check the ‘What’s On’ page for details about which events will be taking place on these days, as some are affected by the filming and may have to be cancelled or rescheduled. Some days may require a visitor capacity limit.

“The grounds are open as usual unless otherwise stated (certain areas of the grounds may need to be closed off at short notice on the day).

“Please note that some of the State Rooms may be dressed for filming while open to the public on those days.

“We apologise for any inconvenience.”

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Get on over to Alnwich Castle if you want to sense the excitement as Downton Abbey is filmed there. Filming will continue through August 8 (2014).

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