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Essence of Downton Abbey

Let us take you back to a bygone era of grandeur, opulence and beauty as you immerse in the atmosphere of the late Edwardian age. Become the lord of your own stately manor with staff in period dress at your disposal for an authentic enactment and a journey back in time. Participate in quintessentially English country pursuits and savour a diverse cuisine fit for royalty.

Continue with a stay in a private castle, nestled on the shores of a wild and beautiful loch. Log fires roar and winds howl as you enjoy fine dining and wines, preceded by a variety of activities like country walking, deer stalking, salmon fishing and perhaps sampling some of the rarest scotch in the world. End with a spectacular dramatised cèilidh gala dinner dressed in the finest 1920's style garments.
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UK & SCOTLAND
6 to 20 people
Custom
Price by request
Let us take you back to a bygone era of grandeur, opulence and beauty as you immerse in the atmosphere of the late Edwardian age. Become the lord of your own stately manor with staff in period dress at your disposal for an authentic enactment and a journey back in time. Participate in quintessentially English country pursuits and savour a diverse cuisine fit for royalty.

Continue with a stay in a private castle, nestled on the shores of a wild and beautiful loch. Log fires roar and winds howl as you enjoy fine dining and wines, preceded by a variety of activities like country walking, deer stalking, salmon fishing and perhaps sampling some of the rarest scotch in the world. End with a spectacular dramatised cèilidh gala dinner dressed in the finest 1920's style garments.
This story can be aranged as a standalone experience or we can organize it as part of a longer customized itinerary our team would craft for you. Once selected, the concierge team will work with you to discuss and plan a suitable program as per your requirements

Participants

Group size: 6 to 20 people Prior Experience: No specific experience or knowledge is required Family Friendly: Children are welcome but minors must be accompanied by adults

Timing & Duration

Duration: Custom

Practical

Etiquette: No specific knowledge or preparation is required, we will brief our guests in detail about how to address hosts where necessary. Advanced etiquette training can be provided as an enhancement What to wear: Guests will need to prepare for a variety of conditions and settings, from city chic to rustic countryside. We will offer detailed advice well before the start of the journey What to bring: No special requirements. Don't forget your camera and spare batteries, plugs may not be available

Availability

Frequency: This journey can be operated year round, depending heavily on availability of the estates and castles Lead time: 1 month

Small Print

Cancellation: Please enquire about cancellation conditions Modifications: Modifications are possible subject to case by case review and approval, and cannot be guaranteed. Surcharges may apply No Show: No refund
Gentle introduction and stay in 5 star luxury exclusive accommodation. Visit to heritage establishments and historic businesses in London such as tailors and boot makers to the Royal Family with the opportunity to purchase.
Day 1 London
Gentle introduction and stay in 5 star luxury exclusive accommodation. Visit to heritage establishments and historic businesses in London such as tailors and boot makers to the Royal Family with the opportunity to purchase.
Recommended Stay The Dorchester
A stay in a beautiful privately owned stately home , owned by the same family for 900 years and steeped in history, filled with beautiful historic works of art. The surrounding countryside allows for experiencing the arrival of the local hunt, a visit to a falconry and even the Land Rover off road driving experience. Fine wines and dining are of course expected.
Day 2 Yorkshire Dales
A stay in a beautiful privately owned stately home , owned by the same family for 900 years and steeped in history, filled with beautiful historic works of art. The surrounding countryside allows for experiencing the arrival of the local hunt, a visit to a falconry and even the Land Rover off road driving experience. Fine wines and dining are of course expected.
Recommended Stay Stately private home
A continuation of the country pursuits and the opportunity to meet the incumbent Lord of the manor and learn about the history of the house and it's ancestry. Tomorrow, travel by helicopter or chauffeur to the staggering beauty of the Scottish highlands.
Day 3 Yorkshire Dales
A continuation of the country pursuits and the opportunity to meet the incumbent Lord of the manor and learn about the history of the house and it's ancestry. Tomorrow, travel by helicopter or chauffeur to the staggering beauty of the Scottish highlands.
Recommended Stay Stately private home
Engage in such diverse pursuits as game shooting or fishing, visits to whisky distilleries with the opportunity to purchase the rarest of malts;  have your own exclusive Tartan designed and woven into cloth by a company by appointment to her Majesty The Queen. Perhaps a visit to one of the many "Highland Games" to experience the "Tossing of the Caber" spectacle.
Day 4 Scotland
Engage in such diverse pursuits as game shooting or fishing, visits to whisky distilleries with the opportunity to purchase the rarest of malts; have your own exclusive Tartan designed and woven into cloth by a company by appointment to her Majesty The Queen. Perhaps a visit to one of the many "Highland Games" to experience the "Tossing of the Caber" spectacle.
Recommended Stay Lakeside fairytale castle
Again a continuation of your stay in this wonderful house. Feel free to simply relax in its beautiful yet friendly and comfortable salons, surrounded by historic works of art and with bedrooms of extraordinary comfort. You may just wish to stay indoors and do nothing. If not we have a variety of both outdoor and indoor pursuits to keep you contented.
Day 5 Scotland
Again a continuation of your stay in this wonderful house. Feel free to simply relax in its beautiful yet friendly and comfortable salons, surrounded by historic works of art and with bedrooms of extraordinary comfort. You may just wish to stay indoors and do nothing. If not we have a variety of both outdoor and indoor pursuits to keep you contented.
Recommended Stay Lakeside fairytale castle
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The journey take place in London, the Yorkshire Dales and in Scotland
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