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From Downton Abbey to Pemberley, fictional homes you can visit and stay at in real life
We'll admit it, we're not millionaires. And we're also not living in a 19th Century Jane Austen novel. But we can at least ogle these sweeping abodes from the comfort of our TV screens. For Britain is packed with extraordinary stately homes, many of which have been used as film locations for everything from period dramas such as Great Expectations to Hollywood blockbusters like Batman and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Here are a few of our favourite fictional homes that you can visit and even stay at in real life, for a taste of movie set magic. You may not have Pemberley - but goddammit, you can don your bonnet and play at being Elizabeth for the day
Mansfield Park or Northanger Abbey? Make a pilgrimage to the literary icons places of interest with the help of our guide. Or enjoy a novel escape at Tylney Hall , which occasionally offers special packages including breakfast, afternoon tea and entry to the Jane Austen House museum. The South West city of Bath is a historic place to get to know Jane Austen, where she lived between and , and her novels. The entire house can be rented exclusively and sleeps up to
Is there something magical about a houseful of daughters with no heir? As a Jane Austen and period drama fan, I devoured Downton Abbey right along with the rest of the world. There are a number of uncanny similarities…. In Pride and Prejudice, the odious unsuitable Mr. These aspects of the plot are important in both stories as they create some of the conflicts that drive the decisions and actions of the characters. These lavish homes set our hearts to dreaming and become beloved characters in and of themselves. Her domineering and intimidating temperament make her an antagonist of sorts, which further heightens the conflict in Pride and Prejudice.
St Mary is nestled in the ancient thatched-roof village of Weekley, and doubled as Mr Collin's parsonage in the Pride and Prejudice.
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Overnight accommodation will be at Tetbury. Dinner and overnight at Hunsford numbers allowing. Day 3 You will get to visit Rosings gardens grounds and all the rooms inside used in filming, before heading on to see the interior of Pemberley. Overnight accommodation will be in the Peak District. You then go on to visit the wonderful estate of Pemberley to see the grounds, THAT pond and the first sight of the house as seen by Elizabeth. Tour ends Fridays at 5pm at Stockport Railway Station.