In just a few short weeks (March 6th, to be exact), the doors will shut for the final time at Downton Abbey. Before Carson closes the door, for one last time, the sun will stream through the windows and light up the magnificent house even without the benefit of those electricity vapors the Dowager Countess so feared were swirling around the Abbey.
Image: Flickr, Zen Whisk
Over the course of the last six series we have, collectively, been overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of Downton, whether it be the fashion, the countryside, the lavish dining experiences (exploding ulcers and all) or just the overall posh-ness of living upstairs and all that that implies. From those early pre-Titanic days, with each filming location, audiences have been transformed into a time like no other.
In honor of this sixth and final series, our good friends over at wayfair.co.uk have spent countless hours scouring the English countryside to find the real-life locations that make up the world we know as just ‘Downton‘. In doing so, they have created a map with an extensive list of over 70 Downton Abbey filming locations marked on it, with information about what scene the location was used for and how you can check it out for yourself.
Courtesy of the Wayfair mind palaces, we tip our hat to the series that has become somewhat of a Sunday night fixture around the globe for the past six years and to all its loyal fans by presenting to you their creation of, without question, the ultimate map guide to Downton Abbey filming locations!
With this map, fans of the series can discover, virtually, each individual Downton Abbey filming location across the UK, for free, thanks to this brilliant guest post from the Wayfair team. Simply click on the icons below for more information on each location, for an overview of all of the film locations click on the pull-out tab to the left of the title.
While it will more than difficult to say goodbye to the residents of Downton Abbey, both upstairs and downstairs, the separation anxiety will be just a bit easier to handle with this should you decide to head to the UK armed with a map and a list of 70 locations in hand. Until then, we’ll always have the last three episodes….