And now with Season 5 starting this evening, there are so many more questions to be answered and I'll be glued to the telly, waiting for the answers. Americans will have to wait four more months to have their burning questions answered, but you won't find me spilling the beans here--Downton's secrets are safe with me.
The village scenes are filmed in the little Oxfordshire village of Bampton. It's official name is Bampton-in-the-Bush, and it's claim to fame used to be that you could actually do quite a decent pub crawl in the village because there were 8 pubs-- which is a lot for a small village. There are only 2 or 3 pubs now, so Bampton has a new claim to fame, serving as Downton's village.
|St. Mary's Church, Bampton|
|Bampton village library -- aka Downton Hospital|
|Cottage door in Bampton.|
|It doesn't take much imagination to picture|
this as Edwardian England.
|A cottage on Bampton's main thoroughfare.|