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England Conquers American TV with Downton Abbey

ENGLAND WEEK

NOTICE: I got this press release which I thought might interest some travelers:

Zicasso, an online luxury travel service that matches discerning travelers with the industry’s top 10% travel specialists, is offering ‘Downton Abbey,’ an exclusive seven day trip to England to visit the filming locations used in the making of the popular TV period drama Downton Abbey. The itinerary includes visits to Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Berkshire, and London, allowing travelers to discover the beauty of the English countryside as well as the highlights of London.  Available from July to September 2012, this custom tour starts from $4,500 per person based on double occupancy, depending on final hotel choices. The price per person is lower when there are more travelers per private group. For more information, please visit: http://www.zicasso.com/luxury-vacation-uk-tours/downton-abbey-themed-vacation

Destination: England


TV Series: Downton Abbey (1st and 2nd Seasons on DVD)

UPDATE:  I sloppily assumed that BBC funded the production of Downton Abbey, but a reader wrote to set me straight in a direct e-mail, which I have copied into the comment section below.  It did play in England before America, however the show first appeared on commercial ITV in England rather than BBC. Continue reading England Conquers American TV with Downton Abbey