Tourists mistakenly heading to UK village looking for Downton Abbey


Tourists mistakenly heading to UK village looking for Downton Abbey

Tourists are mistakenly heading to the Wiltshire village of Downton hoping to catch a glimpse of 'Downton Abbey' and their favourite TV stars.

Fans of the hit TV show have reportedly been turning up in their droves from as far as America and asking locals for directions to the 'abbey', reports Yahoo News.

But Downton Abbey is set in a fictional village, described as being in Yorkshire, and has been shot at different locations.

Filming for the show actually takes place at Highclere Castle in Berkshire, about an hour's drive away from Downton village. Scenes have also been shot at Greys Court in Oxfordshire and Lincoln Castle.

According to the Daily Telegraph, James Neve, landlord of the Bull hotel, at the Headlands in Downton, said in the last six months they have had at least two tourists every week asking to be shown to Downton Abbey.

He said: "We've got accommodation here and we definitely get a few people a week asking for directions to Downton Abbey.

"We had one couple who were absolutely adamant that this was where it was filmed, even though it doesn't look anything like it and we told them it wasn't the place."

The fourth series of the hit show is due to hit screens next month.

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