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Eighth Countess of Highclere Castle to Visit Williamsburg View other area events
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Where: Hennage Auditorium in the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg 325 W. Francis St. Williamsburg, VA
Cost: $50.00

 Colonial Williamsburg and WHRO welcome Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the eighth and current countess of Highclere Castle, the  real-life setting for Masterpiece’s “Downton Abbey,” Feb. 9 and 10.

 
Guests can join the countess for afternoon tea at 4 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Colony Room of the Williamsburg Lodge and for an interview-style conversation led by historian Cary Carson at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Hennage Auditorium.
 
Cost of the tea is $50, including tax and gratuity, and includes a sampling of pastries, scones and tea sandwiches accompanied by Lady Fiona’s discussion of the history of Highclere Castle, where her husband’s family has resided for more than 300 years. The countess has written a second book about the castle made famous as the setting for PBS’ acclaimed television program “Downton Abbey” and will sign copies of “Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey” following the tea.  Cost of the interview/conversation at the Hennage is $20. Books will be available for sale at both events.

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