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Library at Dundas Castle

As Downton Abbey draws to a close, luxury venue, Dundas Castle has launched its own Downton Experience for bereft fans.

Whether guest want to live like a lord, cook like Mrs Patmore or just learn how things were done in times gone by, the Downton Experience gives Castle guests firsthand experience of life in a grand house. As an exclusive use destination with 17 gorgeous bedrooms, the Downton Experience can be booked for a group including overnight stays, or as a daytime experience for 2 to 20 people.

Tailored to individual requirements, the package features downstairs activities including: learning how to make a bed like a housemaid; cooking with owner Sir Jack Stewart Clark’s private chef; and polishing the shoes or silver. Upstairs is much more sumptuous and guests can choose to live like a lord, enjoying: meals served by the staff in the stylish Croquet Room where the Stewart-Clark family dines; shooting tuition on the estate with a the Game Keeper; a private tour of the house with full details of life at Dundas; or just living the life of a lord or lady in the comfort and surroundings of one of Scotland’s finest stately homes.

The Downton Experience starts from £2,500 for a day and can be tailored and extended to include overnight stays for groups and families according to their favourite Downton episode or event.