• Downton Abbey S1 Encore HP Slide: Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (MAGGIE SMITH) DATE WITH THE DOWAGER: Proper, powerful and practically ageless- Maggie Smith is perfection as the Dowager Countess of Grantham. Wednesdays at 10pm ET starting July 22, don't miss your weekly invitation to see her family's story from the beginning.
  • Downton Abbey HP Slide Special: Great War House: Blenheim Palace HOUSE HUNTING:: What does Downton's creator Julian Fellowes do on his down time? He tours us through some of the most breathtaking, historically rich palaces in Britain. Watch Great War House: Blenheim Palace on Monday, Aug. 31 at 5pm ET.
  • Downton Abbey HP Slide: Manners of Downton AbbeyMIND YOUR MANNERS: Why so many strict social rules in Downton's day? Historical Advisor Alastair Bruce takes us behind the scenes to find out. Watch "Manners of Downton Abbey" Fri., Aug. 28 at 5pm ET.


Mr. Carson & Mrs. Hughes, you've come a long way together over 5 seasons. Look back on all the estate's residents and the actors that bring each of them to life onscreen in our cast section.


The world of Downton Abbey is also very intriguing from the inside out. Visit our videos page to get deeper insights with A Look Inside Season 5 and more.


Season 5 is wrapped up very happily and romantically for Rose and her new husband, Atticus. As we launch our encore presentation of Downton's first 5 seasons, visit our Episodes section to reacquaint yourself with came before and what lies ahead.

Photo Galleries

One happy family! The stunning photography that captures Downton in front of the camera is amazing, but charming behind the scenes shots like this are also plentiful. See them all in our photo galleries.

Downton Abbey: An Award Winning History

As Downton Abbey adds another 8 Emmy nominations to its long list of accolades, we look back at some memorable Continue Reading