Today; Kate Duchess Cambridge will visit the world famous Ealing Studios to see Downton Abbey being filmed, is this something the general public can come along to?
Well good news and bad news; sorry to say it is not possible to visit the film set at Ealing Studios but it is possible to visit Highclere Castle which is the fictional Downton Abbey and also to Bampton the fictional Downton Village. We have found a great tour that visits both and details are below.
The Daily Mail On-Line today has a great article today about Kates’ visit:
The Duchess of Cambridge will today meet the cast and crew of the popular drama Downton Abbey.
Kate will tour the world famous Ealing Studios in west London where parts of the series are filmed.
On set will be a number of the cast including Dame Maggie Smith (Lady Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham), Phyllis Logan (Mrs Hughes), Robert James-Collier (Thomas Barrow), Lesley Nicol (Mrs Patmore) and Sophie McShera (Daisy Mason).
The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the set of Downton Abbey
Scenes in the kitchen, servants’ quarters and working areas of Downton Abbey, and some of the upstairs bedrooms, are filmed at Ealing Studios.
Highclere Castle in Hampshire is used for exterior shots of Downton Abbey and other interior filming.
Kate will get the chance to watch one take of a scene being filmed in the servants’ quarters for the latest series, the sixth, and a second take of the scene via a monitor in the Video Village area.
To read more see Daily Mail On-Line
Here is the tour we found: