Photo Gallery: Highclere Castle and Baking Class

June 6, 2018

Day 2 of the To the Manor Born tour with WLIW was a busy one! After breakfast at The Castle Hotel in Windsor, the coach rolled off for a one-hour journey to Highclere Castle near Newbury. Yes, that castle, the one famous for serving as the setting for six seasons of Downton Abbey on Masterpiece! The visit was extra special because the castle was closed to the public except for our tour group, who also enjoyed a private luncheon in the dining room.

As if that weren’t enough excitement, the tour continued to the city of Bath, a little over an hour’s journey further westward. Hungry for more adventure, the group was treated to baking lessons by chef Richard Bertinet. He trained as a baker in his native Brittany in France and operates Bertinet Kitchen in Bath. It was a relaxed, fun experience, with none of the pressure of The Great British Baking Show (WLIW21 Passport members can stream the whole new fifth season starting June 22!). See more photos from our time in Bath.

British TV maven Deborah Gilbert is blogging about the trip.

WLIW Vice President Diane Masciale is tracking the trip on Twitter with @dianemasciale.

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