American Downton Abbey fans can win a 6-day trip for two adults to Great Britain — but it’s not so much where the winners go, but when. Because the Downton Abbey Sweepstakes is as much a time-traveling expedition as a geographical journey. Entering the sweepstakes — entries are open through March 15 — is free. And the Grand Prize is, as the advertising saying goes, priceless.
The trip includes tours of classic Downton filming locations in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and Cornwall — and a visit to Highclere Castle, the “real Downton Abbey.” Visitors to Highclere say things like: “Absolutely loved being here. The castle was amazing. Kept expecting ‘Carson’ to appear through the door.” The only strange aspect of the trip is the “economy round-trip travel” on Delta Airlines. It really ought to be a sea voyage that takes you to early 20th Century England. And economy class? That’s steerage.