Just a little over one month is left to enter the
MASTERPIECE Classic Sweepstakes, which offers fans of British drama a chance
to experience magnificent Highclere Castle, the location where the hit series
Downton Abbey is filmed, and other stunning locations. The Sweepstakes, launched
by MASTERPIECE in collaboration with VisitBritain, Britain’s national tourist
board, runs through April 27, 2012.
The MASTERPIECE Classic Sweepstakes Grand Prize is a five-day, four-night trip
for two adults to London from the US from September 17-22, 2012. In addition to
a VIP tour of Highclere Castle with Lord Carnarvon and afternoon tea with Lady
Carnarvon, author of Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, the Grand Prize
• Afternoon tea at the May Fair Hotel with Jessica Fellowes, author of The World of
Downton Abbey and Mud & The City: Dos and Dont's of Townies in the Country
• Tour and lunch at Leeds Castle
• Two Hudson’s Heritage Explorer Passes
• Economy World Traveler round-trip airline tickets on British Airways from 20
gateway cities in the continental US, and
• Four nights accommodation at a Radisson Edwardian property in London
• Round-trip train tickets between the airport and London
The MASTERPIECE Classic Sweepstakes can be entered daily through April 27,
2012. Grand Prize Winner will be selected by random drawing; no purchase
necessary. Information on how to enter and the Official Sweepstakes Rules can be
found on the MASTERPIECE Web site at www.pbs.org/masterpiecesweepstakes.
For more than 40 years, MASTERPIECE on PBS has been the showcase for the
best of British drama and has featured some of Britain’s most exquisite homes.
Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, was seen in The Lost
Prince, winner of three Emmy Awards. Osterly Park was a location for Mrs. Brown
with Dame Judi Dench, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her
portrayal as Queen Victoria. And, in the newest adaptation of the Dickens classic
Great Expectations, airing on MASTERPIECE on April 1 and 8, the exterior of
Holdenby House was used as the stand-in for Ms. Havisham’s home, Satis House.
For more information about VisitBritain, go to www.VisitBritain.com or visit their online
shop at Visit www.BritainShop.us.