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We meet the real life Countess of Downton Abbey

Our reporter Cary Johnston got the chance to be Lord of the Manor when he was given exclusive access around Highclere Castle - the home of popular ITV drama Downton Abbey.

Cary is shown around the hall made famous in the ITV drama Credit: ITV Meridian

Currently the home of Earl and Countess of Carnarvon - Highclere Castle near Newbury has inspired many influential writers, including C. S Lewis and Jane Austen.

Now it is holding a series of events to mark this.