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Rosslyn Preview Visit Rosslyn Chapel, believed by many to be the home to the Holy Grail.

Watch Sundays, October 5-26, 2014 at 10:30pm on WMHT TV.

This four-part series takes an in-depth look at the workings of some of Scotland’s most magnificent country estates through the eyes of the current owners, the ghillies, the gardeners and the housekeepers, not forgetting the paying guests who frequent these stunning country estates. The programs, filmed entirely in Scotland, tell the fascinating stories behind these magnificent buildings.

Inveraray | Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 10:30pm
Encore: Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 4pm
For more than 500 years, Inveraray Castle has housed the chieftain of one of the world’s best-known family clans, the Clan Campbell. It is now the home to the 13th Duke of Argyll, His Grace Torquhil Ian Campbell, and his young family. Visited by thousands every year, the castle was the stand-in for 'Duneagle' in the 'Downton Abbey' Christmas episode. 

Dumfries | Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 10:30pm
Encore: Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 4pm
Tour the interior of the fabulous Dumfries House, an architectural gem that boasts one of the largest collections of Chippendale furniture in the world. This once-neglected mansion was dramatically brought back to life and saved for the nation by HRH The Prince of Wales. 

Kincardine | Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 10:30pm
The 70-room Kincardine Castle is home to only two people, Andrew and Nicky Bradford. In a little over a century, the castle and its surrounding 3,000-acre estate have gone from being a trifling extravagance for its fabulously rich owners to presenting a passionate but ongoing struggle to keep it afloat for its present-day occupants. 

Rosslyn | Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 10:30pm
Uncover myths and legends of mysterious Rosslyn Chapel, where part of The Di Vinci Code was filmed. Many believe it to be home to the Holy Grail, the skull of St. Matthew or John the Baptist or even of Jesus Christ. The program seeks answers and makes breathtaking discoveries. 

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