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    Some of the real life Staff of Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), photographed in late Victorian times.

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    The real Downton Abbey - the staff at Highclere Castle in Lady Alminas era (5th Countess of Carnarvon)" data-componentType="MODAL_PIN

  • Samantha

    Some of the Staff of Highclere Castle, photographed in late Victorian times. I just love all things Downton Abbey!

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