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interiors_with_history Highclere Castle is the magnificent family home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. It is located in Hampshire only a few miles south of Newbury.

Today the Castle is well known as the location for the filming of the popular historical TV drama "Downton Abbey". .
The Entrance Hall was designed by George Gilbert Scott, with slim columns of red and blue marble which ascend up to a domed roof.

The green French silk, which covers the walls in the Drawing Room was a gift to Lady Almina the 5th Countess, by her father Alfred de Rothschild in 1895. Between the double doors from the drawing room leading to the smoking room are cupboards which were used to hide and keep safe the collection of the 5th Earl's compilation of Egyptian archaeological finds.
As befits such an imposing house Highclere Castle has not one but two main Staircases, both are used by the family and guests.

The Great Oak Staircase was Designed by Thomas Allom, this grand staircase fills the dominating Italianate tower built by Sir Charles Barry in 1842. The carving and installation of the staircase took Messers Cox and Son of London almost a year to complete.
The Red Staircase rises up to the second floor and the previous nursery apartments.

The Saloon was planned in gothic style, by Thomas Allom for the 4th Earl, in the 1860s. The extraordinary leather wall coverings date from 1631, they were brought to Highclere Castle from Cordoba in Spain by the 3rd Earl and were hung in the Saloon in 1862. Matching panels can be seen in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
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