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This page is a list of all the locations which do not appear on screen in Downton Abbey, but are mentioned by the established characters.

Houses and Estates


Cliveden is an Italianate mansion and estate at Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England. Set on banks 40 metres (130 ft) above the River Thames, its grounds slope down to the river. The site has been home to an earl, three countesses, two dukes, a Prince of Wales and the Viscounts Astor.

Like Highclere Castle and the Palace of Westminster (also known as the Houses of Parliament)[1], Cliveden was designed by architect Charles Barry[2] and designed for George Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 2nd Duke of Sutherland[3]. There have been three houses on the site: the first, built in 1666, burned down in 1795 and the second built in 1824 was also destroyed by fire in 1849. The present Grade 1 listed house was built in 1851.[4]

Mary: "Anyway, there's someone I want you all to meet. Have you ever come across Richard Carlisle?"
Edith: "Sir Richard Carlisle? The one with all those horrid newspapers?"
Mary: "We met at Cliveden."
Edith: "But how old is he?"
Mary: "Old enough not to ask stupid questions. Anyway, I can't wait for you to know him. If only Papa hadn't closed down the shoot."
Episode 2.01

Hatton Park

Hepworth: I think you know that Hatton's gone.

Hatton Park is the former residence of the family of Hepworth, but was lost when the money ran out, some time before 1920. When asked about it by the Dowager Countess of Grantham, he stated that he didn't go there very often, 'not since... [his]... mother died'. This turned out to be a lie, however, as Hatton was gone, along with Loch Earle and Hepworth House, the other residences of the Hepworths.


  • Jinx Hepworth (formerly)
  • Jinx Hepworth's father (formerly)
  • Jinx Hepworth's mother (formerly)

Hepworth House

Violet: And what about Hepworth House in Grosvenor Square? I spent so many happy evenings there, with your [Jinx Hepworth's] father in hot pursuit...'

Hepworth House is the London residence of the Hepworth family, situated in Grosvenor Square, in the Mayfair district of London. It was said to have 'so many mortgages that I [Jinx Hepworth] could only ever sell it at a loss'. The former Lord Hepworth (whom Jinx was said to be the spitting image of) pursued Violet Crawley here on many a 'happy evening', but it ultimately came to nothing, as she was already married.


  • Jinx Hepworth
  • Jinx Hepworth's Father (formerly)

Loch Earle

Hepworth: I think you know that Hatton's gone; and Loch Earle.


Skelton Park / Estate

Skelton Park and the Skelton Estate are indicated to be close to Downton Abbey. The Skeltons were said to not allow hunting on their estate and that the kitchens already had electricity in 1912.



Other Buildings

Crystal Palace

Easingwold Church

Anna: "Which churches will you show him?"
Edith: "I can't decide. Kirby, possibly, or perhaps Easingwold."
Episode 1.03

Kirkby Church



HMS Iron Duke

HMS Iron Duke was a dreadnought battleship of the Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class, named in honour of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. She was built by Portsmouth Dockyard, and her keel laid in January 1912. Launched ten months later, she was commissioned into the Home Fleet in March 1914 as the fleet flagship. She was armed with a main battery of ten 13.5-inch (340 mm) guns and was capable of a top speed of 21.25 knots (39.36 km/h; 24.45 mph).

Iron Duke served as the flagship of the Grand Fleet during the First World War, including at the Battle of Jutland. There, she inflicted significant damage on the German battleship SMS König early in the main fleet action. In January 1917, she was relieved as fleet flagship. After the war, Iron Duke operated in the Mediterranean as the flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet. She participated in both the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War in the Black Sea and the Greco-Turkish War. She also assisted in the evacuation of refugees from Smyrna.[5]


RMS Titanic

See RMS Titanic.

SS Cameronia

Cameronia was a British ocean liner which was built in 1920 by William Beardmore & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow for the Anchor Line. She was requisitioned for use as a troopship in the Second World War, surviving a torpedo attack. In 1953 she was requisitioned by the Ministry of Troop Transport (MoTT) and renamed Empire Clyde. She was scrapped in 1957.[6]

"His Lordship has secured passage on the Cameronia. They sail tomorrow and will be in New York on Monday."
Mr. Carson on Robert and Barrow sailing to America to help Harold Levinson



Present day Albania, officially known as the Republic of Albania is a country in Southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the south and southeast. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the west and on the Ionian Sea to the southwest.

Albania's independence was recognised by the Conference of London on 29 July 1913, but the drawing of the borders of Albania ignored the demographic realities of the time. The short-lived monarchy (1914–1925) was succeeded by an even shorter-lived first Albanian Republic (1925–1928), to be replaced by another monarchy (1928–1939). Albania was occupied by Fascist Italy and then by Nazi Germany during World War II.[7]

Cora: "Kemal Pamuk. He's a son of one of the sultan's ministers and he's here for the Albanian talks."
Mary: "What's that?"
Edith: "To create an independent Albania. Don't you read the papers?"
Episode 1.03






Episode 2.06 mention








Russia / USSR




South Africa





United States / America

"Huh! I wouldn't fancy it, all steaks and ketchup and 'hail fellow, well met'."
Beryl Patmore[[Episode 4.07

Cities and Other Geographic Regions

Argyll (Argyle), Scotland

Argyll archaically Argyle is a region of western Scotland corresponding with most of ancient Dál Riata, which was located on the island of Great Britain. In a historical context, Argyll can be used to mean the entire western coast between the Mull of Kintyre and Cape Wrath. Between 1890 and 1975, Argyll was a county for local government purposes.[8]

"Before I first came here as head housemaid, I was walking out with a farmer. When I told him I’d taken a job at Downton, he asked me to marry him. I was a farmer’s daughter from Argyle, so I knew the life. He was very nice. But then I came here and I—I did well, and I...I didn’t want to give it up. So, I told him no, and he married someone else. She died three years ago, and last month, he wrote asking to see me again, and I agreed, because all this time, I’ve wondered."
—Mrs. Hughes explaining to Mr. Carson her history with Joe Burns

Cheshire, England

Cheshire is a ceremonial county in North West England, in the United Kingdom. The western edge of the county forms part of England's border with Wales. Cheshire's county town is the city of Chester, although the largest town is Warrington, which historically was in Lancashire.[9]

"That run reminded me of a day last month up in Cheshire."
—Evelyn Napier referring to hunting in Episode 1.03

Doncaster, York, England

Doncaster is a town in South Yorkshire, England. Together with its surrounding suburbs and settlements, the town forms part of the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster.

From around the 16th century, Doncaster embraced the wealthy stagecoach trade. This led to horse breeding in Doncaster, which in turn led to the start of horseraces there. The earliest important race in Doncaster's history was the Doncaster Gold Cup, first run over Cantley Common in 1766. The Doncaster Cup is the oldest continuing regulated horserace in the world.[10]

"Not particularly. It's from Evelyn Napier. You met him at the Delta Fields last November at Doncaster races."
Mary reminding her mother who Evelyn Napier is.

Geneva, Switzerland

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, constituting the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart. Istanbul's vast area of 5,343 square kilometers (2,063 sq mi) is coterminous with Istanbul Province, of which the city is the administrative capital. Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosphorus—one of the world's busiest waterways—in northwestern Turkey, between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea.[11]

Kemal Pamuk: "Well, the next time you feel a twinge, you must come to Istanbul."
Mary: "Wouldn't the journey be painful?"
Kemal Pamuk: "Sometimes we must endure a little pain in order to achieve satisfaction."
Episode 1.03

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Moulton, Lincolnshire, England

Moulton is a village and civil parish in the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England. Moulton is the primary village of an extensive Fenland parish, over 16 miles (26 km) in length. The civil parish includes the smaller villages of Moulton Chapel, Moulton Seas End and Moulton Eaugate. The separate village of Moulton Chapel is about 2 miles (3 km) south of Moulton and a similar distance east of Cowbit.[12]

Sybil claims to have need to visit Moulton in order to see Mrs. Steward. In fact she is taking Gwen to interview for a job as a secretary. Whether the interview actually occured in Moulton is not clear.

Sybil: "I’m going to Moulton."
Robert: "Oh, don’t risk the traffic in Moulton, not now every Tom, Dick, and Harry seems to have a motor."
Sybil: "Hardly."
Robert: "Last time I was there, there were five cars parked in the marketplace and another three drove past while I was waiting. Get Branson to take you in the car. Neither of us are using it."
Sybil: "I thought I’d pop in on old Mrs Steward. Will you tell Mama if I forget?"
Episode 1.05

Munich, Germany

Newport, Rhode Island, USA

New York City, USA


North Riding, Yorkshire, England

The North Riding of Yorkshire is one of the three historic subdivisions (ridings) of the English county of Yorkshire, alongside the East and West Ridings. From the Restoration it was used as a Lieutenancy area. The three ridings were treated as three counties for many purposes, such as having separate Quarter Sessions. An administrative county was created with a county council in 1889 under the Local Government Act 1888 on the historic boundaries.[13]

Cora: "Please say it's something nice."
Robert: "General Robertson's invited me to be Colonel of the North Riding Volunteers. Well, this is the best bit. It may please you to know that the idea was given to me by General Hague. Well, if Hague's involved, it means I'm back in the army properly."
Cora: "How can that be? You were told you weren't wanted for active service. You can't jump in the army like a jack-in-the-box."
Episode 2.01

Richmond, North Yorkshire, England

Richmond is a market town and civil parish on the River Swale in North Yorkshire, England and the administrative centre of the district of Richmondshire. Historically in the North Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and one of the park's tourist centres.[14]

Daisy: "What does it mean?"
William: "I'm to report for my medical next Wednesday, and once I'm through that, I go to Richmond for training. "
Daisy: "And then you...go to war?"
Episode 2.02

Rome, Italy

Rome is a city and special comune (named "Roma Capitale") in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the Province of Rome and of the region of Lazio.

Rome's history spans more than two and a half thousand years, since its legendary founding in 753 BC. Rome is one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Europe. It is referred to as "The Eternal City" (Latin: Roma Aeterna), a central notion in ancient Roman culture. In the ancient world it was successively the capital city of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, and is regarded as one of the birthplaces of Western civilization.[15]

"Very well. If she turns Matthew down, we'll take her to Rome in the autumn."
—Cora referring to Mary, Episode 1.06

Tea Pot Dome, Wyoming, USA