Downton Abbey: House Popular?

A really interesting story in Times Higher Education recently as to the popularity of Downton Abbey - and how the house itself - the ultimate British status symbol - has contributed to its popularity. The success of Downton Abbey is a tribute not just to Julian Fellowes' ability as a dramatist, but to the enduring popularity of his subject: the country house. Highclere Castle, playing Downton Abbey, is the real star of the show. The British are in love…