The wisdom of the Dowager - Lady Violet's top quips

No one delivers a one-liner quite like The Dowager. Her razor sharp wit has been known to stop the toughest opponent in their tracks and made for some wonderfully memorable moments.

Take a look at some of our favourite cutting comments and witty asides.

Downton dalliances: 10 of the best romances

Will Lady Mary ever find another love to match Matthew's?

Love is never far from the doors of Downton Abbey and over the last five series has been found in the most unexpected places. From dashing suitors to eyebrow raising relationships, take a look at some of the most wonderful romances to have blossomed since the Crawleys first let us inside their home.

Cripes! What's happening in brand new Downton Abbey?

Who will be back at Downton?

The wait is nearly over! The new series of Downton Abbey is just around the corner and we'll be showing you the trailer... tonight!

And you are not going to want to miss it because you'll also find out when you can give the servants the night off and indulge in episode one.

To whet your appetite, we've grabbed you a few snaps Keep an eye on the website to watch more from these first scenes and for the launch date reveal.

A fond farewell to Downton Abbey

We can promise a final season full of all the usual drama and intrigue, but with the added excitement of discovering how and where they all end up...

– Gareth Naeme, Executive Producer

After five series of drama for the Crawleys, season six will see us bidding a fond farewell to the family and those who serve them in the final ever episodes of Downton Abbey.

Speaking about the show coming to a close, writer, creator and Executive Producer Julian Fellowes admitted: "People ask if we knew what was going to happen when we started to make the first series and the answer is that, of course we had no idea."

But key storylines like Mary losing her beloved Matthew, Carson proposing to Mrs Hughes and Edith finally finding love (and tragically having it taken from her) have kept us all glued to our television screens over the last five years. It is these storylines and the quality of the production that have contributed to Downton Abbey becoming one of the most popular UK dramas of the decade and helped the show scoop a huge number of awards around the world.

Downton Abbey will come to a close on Christmas Day 2015 on ITV - which will certainly be one to remember - but until then you can relive the highs, the lows and the most magical moments of the many seasons right here.

Thank you for watching, laughing and crying with us.

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