NEW YORK, NY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 -- The third season of Golden Globe® and Emmy® award-winning, hit TV series Downton Abbey premieres on January 6, 2013. Finally, fans of the series will find out whether the will-they-won’t-they relationship between Lady Mary and Matthew will end in happiness, not to mention the fate of Mr. Bates, as well as meet Lady Grantham’s mother, played by legendary actress Shirley MacLaine. If watching the show makes you wish you were having afternoon tea in the beautiful garden of a magnificent stately home, then wish no more. VisitBritain invites travelers to turn that desire into a reality by visiting the real Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle, as well as the other stunning locations from the series. For more information on this, and Downton Abbey tour packages, travelers can go to www.visitbritain.com.