We have now sold out of pre-bookable tickets for our 2013 Summer Season. There are, however, some walk-up tickets available each day that the Castle is open, subject to capacity in the Castle. We suggest that the best time to arrive for these walk-up tickets is from 2pm onwards. Please note that the Castle, Egyptian Exhibition and Grounds are closed to the general public during May and June, except for the Spring Bank Holiday weekend: Sunday, 26th May, Monday, 27th May and Tuesday, 28th May. Click here for more information.
We are now pleased to announce news of Exclusive Private Tours of the Castle and Exhibition on 4th, 5th and 6th June 2013. Click here for more information.
Highclere Castle is the home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and also features as Downton Abbey, the hugely successful drama series with over 11 million viewers in the UK and now shown in over 100 countries around the world. From the pen of Oscar-winning ('Gosford Park') screenwriter, Julian Fellowes, now Lord Fellowes, it has an all star cast led by Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Elizabeth McGovern, Penelope Wilton and many other leading actors and actresses.
Exclusive Private Tours
Gift Shop at Highclere Castle
Sometimes fact is more extraordinary than fiction!
Lady Carnarvon's book about Lady Almina is a must read for all Downton Abbey fans
Exclusive Private Tours of the Castle and Exhibition.
The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon will open the doors of Highclere Castle on Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th June 2013 for visitors wishing to experience an Exclusive Private Tour of their beautiful home. For more information and to book tickets, click the link below.
Highclere Castle is the film location for the hugely successful Downton Abbey, which has recently been nominated for four Golden Globes.
Discover gifts and mementos for your friends and your own home from Highclere Castle. The new online Gift Shop is now open.