Following the success of last year's national partnership, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, the UK's largest privately owned hotel group, has today [insert date] announced it has once again teamed up with the runaway British sensation Downton Abbey to become official competition partners for Downton Abbey Season 3 on DVD.

This is the second year running for Macdonald Hotels & Resorts' hotel partnership with Downton Abbey, recently voted the best TV programme of the last 10 years. Together with other iconic British brands, Crabtree & Evelyn and Fentimans, to celebrate the release of the acclaimed series 3 on DVD, Macdonald Hotels is offering fans of the television show the chance to win a series of exclusive weekend breaks at one of over 40 stunning four and five star hotels located up and down the UK.

Ruaridh Macdonald, Operations Director of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, commented: "To celebrate the release of Downton Abbey Season 3 on DVD, we are delighted to be teaming up once again with Downton Abbey and bringing together the two celebrated British brands.

"We are pleased to be able to offer fans of the show a luxury short break prize like this - a relaxing weekend away at one of our luxurious hotels."

Fans of Downton Abbey will have the chance to win an exclusive break by entering the competition found at www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/downton. The competition will also be promoted within 38 Crabtree & Evelyn stores and 123 Wyevale Garden Centres.