TV Series | TV-PG | | Drama, Romance
A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century.
The series is filmed at Highclere Castle, set on 1,000 acres in Hampshire, a landmark estate owned by the Herbert family, the Earls of Carnarvon, since the late 17th century. It's open to the public during the summer, and can be rented for weddings and other events. The kitchen and downstairs were shot in a London studio because those parts of Highclere have been modernized. The servants' quarters were shot at the studio because the upper floors at Highclere are in need of repair.
For the most part, none of the aristocratic characters in the series speak with the proper received pronunciation that would be accurate of the aristocracy of the time.