This massive, historic Forde Abbey puts Downton Abbey to shame

This Massive, Historic Forde Abbey Puts Downton Abbey to Shame

For the Downton Abbey (and history!) obsessed among us, these gorgeous, massive homes are iconic of everything we love about old-world Britain. But this home puts Downton Abbey to shame.

Forde Abbey is 860 years old, boasting 70 rooms and 30 acres of gardens, lakes and more. For almost 400 years, from 1150 until 1538, the Abbey was a monastery. After that, it became a private home. Today, Alice Kennard lives in the Abbey with her husband and children -- who claim it's great for playing hide and seek. (Talk about lots of space to find the perfect hiding spot!)

The Saloon is more of an art museum than a party room, with tapestries dating back to the 1600's. Watch above for more, and prepared to be dazzled.

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This massive, historic Forde Abbey puts Downton Abbey to shame

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