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With elaborate ceilings, gorgeous panelling, impressive furnishings and exquisite grounds, the hall you see today could be mistaken for the set of Downton Abbey.

That isn’t far from the truth as Gawthorpe Hall was renovated in 1850 by the architect Sir Charles Barry. He is famed for his work on Highclere Castle (TV’s Downton Abbey) and, perhaps his greatest achievement, the Houses of Parliament. The renovation updated the interior of the Jacobean building to an Elizabethan style and restored the grounds to match.

Get the Downton experience for yourself at the stunning Victorian Christmas Weekend or the historic vehicle rally.