Fans of “Downton Abbey” could end up staying at the television show’s setting — England’s Highclere Castle — if they win an online charity auction that starts the bidding at $16,800 for one night’s stay, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The auction, run by Christie’s, will be taking bids through Aug. 14, the article notes. The overnight visit will allow the winner to use three of the 11 rooms that make up Highclere’s first floor. “Fans of the show will recognize the rooms as the living quarters of Lady Sybil, Lady Edith and Lady Cora,” the auction listing notes.
The winning bid will allow six guests to stay at the castle. They will also enjoy cocktails, a three-course dinner, and a traditional English breakfast, the listing notes. The proceeds will be donated to several armed forces charities that support veterans and victims of war, the listing adds.
The fifth season of “Downton Abbey” will include scenes shot at Alnwick Castle, which stood in for Hogwarts in the “Harry Potter” film franchise.