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Completely Crazy? Would You Pay $16,900 to Spend a Night in Downton Abbey?

Jo Piazza
Managing Editor
August 3, 2014

Imagine strolling the grounds of Downton. (Photo: Christie’s)

If you’ve ever wanted to act out your fantasy of living like a Lord or Lady Crawley, now is your chance.

Christie’s auction house just launched an online auction with the chance to win a night at Highclere Castle, where the popular series Downton Abbey is filmed. 

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The sale is part of an effort to raise money for the British Armed Forces in celebration of the centennial for the start of WWI. Highclere Castle was a military hospital during the Great War.

You could take a nap in Lady Cora’s chambers. (Photo: Christie’s)

Twelve different experiences are up for auction—a dinner for eight in the Highclere dining room (bidding starts at $8450), an overnight stay in Lady Sybil, Lady Edith and Lady Cora’s bedrooms (bidding starts at $16,900) and even a private lesson from Highclere’s butler (bidding starts at $3,380) for those who fancy themselves more of a Bates. The auction will continue through Aug. 14.

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