Every ‘Downton Abbey’ Fan Needs to Stay in One of These Airbnbs

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Because everyone deserves to live like royalty at least once.

Every Downton Abbey Fan Needs to Stay in One of These Airbnbs

Have you ever wondered what it's like to live like royalty? If you're a fan of Downtown Abbey, you'd be lying if you said you wouldn't want to trade places with a Crawley for a day. These luxurious and historic Airbnbs are available to rent, allowing you the perfect opportunity to pursue your dreams of becoming a Lord or Lady.

Make your next vacation a trip through time when you stay in a historic home or even an entire castle. That's right, you can make your trip as authentic as possible by sleeping in an actual castle where royalty once lived. As of just recently, you can even stay in the castle where the set of Downtown Abbey was primarily filmed. And yes, this one is at the top of our list.

Depending on where you live, you may not even have to travel oversees. Fans can have a castle experience in America as well. We've found some hidden gems nestled in the countryside that will allow you to disconnect for a bit. Check out these spectacular Airbnbs where you can book your next royal trip for two or for the entire family.


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1. Highclere Castle in Newbury, England

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If you could stay in any castle, why not stay in the Highclere Castle? You and one other guest are able to book a night at the home of Downtown Abbey for an authentic royal experience. Get a taste of how the Crawleys live and enjoy lavish cocktails along with a three-course meal before you get some sleep in one of the castle's iconic bedrooms.

2. Victorian Gothic Fairytale Castle/Folly in Teignmouth, England

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With 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 9 guests, the whole family can stay in this massive Victorian castle. Beyond the castle walls, guests can enjoy the magnificent views out to sea. However, the time spent roaming the halls will instantly transport you to a place where the Crawleys once thrived.

3. Victorian Gothic Castle Mansion in Ellicott City, Maryland

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Experience the Victorian era by booking a stay in this historic castle right outside of Baltimore, Maryland. You'll feel closer than ever to your Downtown Abbey counterparts who lived right across the pond. Modernized with a stunning outdoor pool and large play yard, this is the perfect home plan your next family trip. Not to mention, the 7 acres of land it's set on will bring you the peace and quiet you've been dreaming of.

4. Scargill Castle in Barnard Castle, England

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For a more intimate castle experience, stay at the Scargill Castle nestled in the beautiful Teesdale landscape. Built in the 16th century but full of renovations, this castle embodies both a historic and modern feel. Book a romantic getaway fit for a Lord and a Lady to experience life as a royal first hand.

5. Wilton Castle in Bree, Ireland

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Set on the banks of the Boro River, this elegant castle in the countryside will make you feel like you're on the set of Downtown Abbey. Accommodating up to 14 guests, this massive home is fun for the entire family. With an endless supply of ruins to explore surrounded by a miraculous Irish landscape, history comes alive at this property.

6. The Historic Castle House in Keene, New York

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Persian rugs, Moroccan furniture, and Dartbrook Rustic quilts will have you living the luxurious life of a royal. This charming Victorian home puts a modern twist on what it might have been like to live in a castle with the Crawleys. Located just minutes from Lake Placid, book a trip to upstate New York for a quiet stay with an interesting history.

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