Highclere Castle Downton Abbey

Highclere Castle Downton Abbey

Highclere Castle Downton Abbey - Spider Aerial FilmingNewbury, United Kingdom/The history of ancestors living at Highclere can be traced back both through the landscape and early written records. An Iron Age Hill Fort dominates the southern landscape at Highclere, whilst an early Anglo-Saxon charter dated 749AD records the existence of buildings around the present site of the Castle. Later records reveal a medieval palace built during the twelfth and thirteenth century which was later succeeded by a much admired red brick Tudor house.Major rebuilding works were carried out in the late 18th and early 19th centuries by the Carnarvon family and the old red brick and freestone house was converted to a classical Georgian mansion within a pastoral setting. The major transformation, however, was just about to happen.In 1838, the 3rd Earl of Carnarvon brought in Sir Charles Barry to transform his home into a grand mansion which would impress the world.It was a time of energy and change. The young Queen Victoria had just come to the throne, and the whole decade witnessed innovation in politics and cultural life. Highclere Castle Downton Abbey - the best aerial videos

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