WATCH: Slideshow of Downton Abbey filming in Alnwick

The stars of Downton Abbey were out and about in Alnwick this week, filming for the final series of the show.

Filming started on Monday and continues until tomorrow, in Alnwick Castle and other parts of town.

Filming Downton Abbey in Alnwick. Picture � Margaret Whittaker

Filming Downton Abbey in Alnwick. Picture � Margaret Whittaker

Cast members, including Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern, have been shooting scenes for series six – the blockbuster ITV show’s final season, which is due to be aired in the autumn.

It comes a year after the cast shot in Alnwick, as part of the fifth season and the 2014 Christmas special.

In an exclusive interview with the Gazette, the show’s executive producer Liz Trubridge said Alnwick was a gift for filming a period drama like Alnwick.

“Filming is going well and it has been lovely to come back to Alnwick. It feels like we have come home,” she said.

“Alnwick itself is a beautiful town and is a gift for filming a period drama like Downton. The streets and the stone are wonderful and it works very nicely for us. It is a lovely place to film and the people are so friendly.”