How to live a weekend like the Crawleys of Downton Abbey
Walking down a high street shortly before Valentines day jewelry shops are filled with husbands, and boyfriends seeking that perfect last minute gift. Save the stress of last minute shopping and disappointed hearts by booking a romantic weekend getaway.
Downton Abbey, the period piece drama which follows the lives of the upstairs aristocratic Crawley family and their downstairs servants, has been one of the highest rated programmes on television, particularly with women. In the US and UK Downton Abbey mania is in full swing. Searches for the fictional manor house have increased over 100% when a new series premieres in the respective countries. Particularly in the US hotel.info has seen a spike in January of 2012 and 2013 for castle hotels and English manor house hotels to coincide with the PBS premieres of the series.
Here’s a hint gift givers; this Valentine’s Day put down that bouquet of flowers from the neighborhood petrol station and book a romantic getaway weekend to the countryside and live it up like Downton Abbey, its what your partner wants.
Whether canopy beds showered in rose petals or a luxury hot tub complete with champagne cooling bedside, certain country manor homes have the romance “know how” when it comes pleasing their guests.