Cumbria Crystal | As seen in all Downton Abbey series and films

Downton Abbey competition

Win a selection of our Grasmere collection worth £1000

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    The crystal of choice for the Crawley family at Downton Abbey. Cumbria Crystal’s Grasmere collection is featured throughout all series and films from fine dining scenes to dramatic cocktail hours.

    Until 15th May 2022, you can access FREE INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE on Premium Quality orders using the codes below;

    UK – Spend £150 or more DOWNTONUK

    Europe – Spend £300 or more DOWNTONEU

    USA/ Canada – Spend £750 or more DOWNTONUSA

    Free postage and packaging is included, however if any additional duties or taxes occur these will be the responsibility of the customer.

    Luxury hand-made English Crystal from Cumbria Crystal

    Cumbria Crystal is the only producer of completely handblown and handcut luxury English lead crystal in the United Kingdom.

    Located in the English Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage site, our team of 23 highly skilled artisans specialise in traditional glassmaking methods using techniques barely changed since the Roman era. Training for our glass blowers is 15 years, for glass cutters 5 years.

    Crystal without compromise – we aspire to produce the highest quality hand-crafted crystal in the world. Cumbria Crystal is the crystal of choice for all British Embassies & Consulates worldwide and graces many formal dinners and state occasions for Royal families. The company manufactures bespoke collections for many luxury brands including Bentley and Rolls Royce.

    Each piece of crystal is completely handcrafted and takes the collective skills of nine artisans at least 10 days to blow, cut, polish and finish; all under our factory roof in Cumbria.

    Luxury English heritage –  Cumbria Crystal

    • Last producer of luxury hand blown & hand cut 24% lead-crystal in the UK.
    • Located in Cumbria, Lake District National Park, England, UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • A small heritage company with only 23 craftsmen & women.
    • The training for a glass blower is around 15 years.
    • Specialise in using traditional, 2000 year old, production techniques & avoiding mechanisation.
    • Whilst there are always minor variations in hand made crystal quality expectations are such that only 50% of what is created is awarded the ‘Premium Quality’ status.
    • Company aspiration: – to produce the best hand-made crystal in the world.
    • Everything is hand-made from the raw material (sand) & nothing is sub-contracted.
    • Orders are bespoke made for the client as very limited stocks are held.
    • A typical product takes at least 10/12 days to make. Therefore typical delivery is 4 weeks.
    • Most products can be personalised. Please enquire.
    • The company was founded in 1976 by Lord & Lady Cavendish. The House of Cavendish is a famous British Noble House. The Cavendish family is one of the richest and most influential aristocratic families in England with many connections to the Royal family.
    • Grasmere – (Downton Abbey collection) was actually designed by Lady Cavendish.
    • Grasmere is the name of the lake & local village where the poet William Wordsworth lived for 14 years. He called it as “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found.”
    • Cumbria Crystal is used for formal dining in all British Embassies worldwide.
    • Cumbria Crystal is used by Royal families worldwide.
    • Cumbria Crystal is an official manufacturer of crystal for Bentley Motors.
    • The company produces crystal for Rolls Royce & many other famous brands.
    • Cumbria Crystal is regularly commissioned for super yachts & private jets worldwide.
    • Grasmere DOF whisky tumbler was used by Daniel Craig in Casino Royale.
    • Lead crystal has a high specific gravity so it refracts light more than normal glass, making it sparkle more. Its weight denotes quality & tradition.
    • In October 2018 a 62 piece suite of Cumbria Crystal was auctioned in Dallas raising $70k for charity.

    If you have any questions, please e-mail or

    call +44 1229 584 400

    *Terms and conditions – Competition closes 3 June 2022. RRP of prize bundle is £1049. All items in the prize bundle are Factory Outlet quality. In collaboration with Facebook community @downtonabbeyfanspage . Postage and packaging will be covered but winner may need to pay duties and local taxes within their own country depending on the location.

    The prize bundle consists of…

    • A pair of Large Highball Tumblers
    • A pair of Small Martini Glasses
    • A pair of Old Fashioned Tumblers
    • A pair of Ale and Cider Goblets
    • A 15cm Compote/ Nut Bowl.