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Downton Abbey Season Four has come to an end, and those of us who enjoy that series will miss seeing our favorite characters on Sunday night. Here are some fun ideas to help fans get their Downton fix until next season:

1. Watch Downton Abbey again on DVD or Amazon Instant video. It’s free for Amazon Prime members. PBS also has a few episodes available online that you can watch at any time.

2. Watch other programs and movies set durring the Gilded Age, Edwardian Age, or simply set in England: Berkley Square, Ann of Green Gables, A Little Princess, Manor House, The Lost Prince, The Secrets of Highclere Castle, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Little Dorrit.

Pamela Foster3. Visit Downton Abbey Cooks Website and prepare some Edwardian enspired recipes. Pamela Foster, a cullinary historian, has a fun blog and cookbook with recipes to try. Maybe you’d like to invite your friends over for tea and scones while you watch Downton Abbey again.

4. Visit Pinterest and search for boards about Downton Abbey. I have two boards dedicated to Downton Abbey and Highclere Castle.

Highclere Castle

5. Enter contests that will take you to England. Masterpiece Theater is offering one, and actress Laura Carmichael who plays Lady Edith is also sponsoring a fundraiser for health care in Haiti.

Downton Style Earrings6. Shop online for Downton books, gifts, calendars, puzzles, etc.  There is also a new line of Downton linens, lace, and housewares. Macey’s carries Downton themed jewelry, and it’s also available at the PBS online giftshop.

Downton Costumes


7. Visit The Downton Costume Exhibit at Winterthur Museum in Delaware. I’m headed there on March 21, and I’ll be sure to take photos if they are allowed and report back to you!

8. Read books that are similar to Downton Abbey. Ah, now here’s a great idea!

The Governess of Highland HallThe Governess of Highland Hall is set in 1911- 1912, the same year as the first season of Downton Abbey. It takes place on a beautiful English country estate similar to Downton Abbey/Highclere Castle, and features both upstairs and below stairs characters.

It’s availabe at Barnes & Noble, Target, Walmarts, Costco, and wherever books are sold. Here are links to purchas a copy online: Happy reading to all my friends and fellow Downton Abbey Fans!