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Is Downton Abbey based on a true story?

Is Downton Abbey based on a true story?

CREATED by Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey is a British historical period drama.

Downton Abbey first premiered on television in September of 2010, with a movie hitting screens in 2019.

Downton Abbey is a historical period pieceFocus Features

Is Downton Abbey based on a true story?

Downton Abbey is a period piece that follows the luxurious lives of the Crawley family, fictional aristocrats set in 20th century England.

Although not entirely based on any particular true story, Downton Abbey is meant to be as historically accurate as possible.

The castle in which the Crawley family lives on the show is a real estate in the United Kingdom known as the Highclere Castle.

Living in Highclere – which has reportedly stayed in the family for over 300 years – is the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon.

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Lady Grantham, a character on the show, is based on the real-life Lady Almina – the great grandmother of the Earl of Carnarvon.

She is credited with helping to update Highclere into a more modern living area.

Another real castle featured on the show is the Inveraray Castle, home to the Duke and Duchess of Argyll and found in the rolling hills of Scotland.


Is there a Downton Abbey movie?

In September of 2019, a feature film based on the television series premiered.

Also created by Julian Fellowes, the Downtown Abbey film continued the storyline from the television show with many original cast members reprising their roles.

The sequel to the film, Downton Abbey: A New Era, saw a United Kingdom release in April of 2022 and will hit the United States in May.

A second Downton Abbey movie premiered in 2022Focus Features

How can I watch Downton Abbey?

Downton Abbey is available for streaming on several platforms. All six seasons of the show are on both Peacock and Amazon Prime.

The show is currently available on Netflix but will leave the streaming giant on May 31, 2022.

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