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Our next Public Opening is coming up this weekend -Sunday,Monday and Tuesday 29/30/31st May.If you are visiting the Castle,Egyptian Exhibition and Gardens  Please be aware that there will be heavy traffic onto and off the Estate because of The Highclere Country Show on Sunday and Monday. Tickets for Highclere Castle do not allow admittance to the Show,which is managed by Countryman Fairs,or vice versa.Thank you in advance for your patience as we operate an extended one-way system.

We are now sold out of advance booking tickets for our 2016 Public Open dates  We look forward to welcoming those that have secured tickets. On Public Open days,we have a limited number of 'walk-up' tickets available to visitors though entry is not guaranteed as total visitor numbers are capped by regulations.

Tickets are now on sale  for a private Capabilty Brown Lecture and Castle/GardenTour hosted by Lady Carnarvon in aid of Highclere Church on June 20th and forSpecial Evening drinks reception  in aid of Southern Spinal Injuries Trust on Tuesday July 5th

Tickets are now on sale for the Vintage Garden Party on September 10/11th

We have SOLD OUT of tickets for our special tours in June.Sadly we are unable to welcome walk-up vistors for these events.

NEW! Go behind the scenes and step through the doors of Highclere Castle with exclusive videos and 360’ photography all via the Highclere Castle app.

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Welcome to our website. Please enjoy exploring what it is really like behind the scenes of "The Real Downton Abbey". Highclere is a beautiful Castle and landscape and one we delight in sharing with many thousands of visitors.

If you hold a ticket for Monday 28th March or Tuesday 29th March when we had to remain closed,and you would like to reschedule your visit, please contact [email protected]  We regret that  any afternoon tea bookings cannot be re-arranged and you will be refunded in full on request.


The Castle and Gardens are currently CLOSED.

We will next be OPEN on Sunday May 29th,Monday May 30th,and Tuesday May 31st

Please see our opening times and prices for details. 

Please see the special events section of our website for any upcoming events.

  • Absolutely loved being here. The castle was amazing. Kept expecting 'Carson' to appear through the door. The gardens were lovely too.

  • My experience at Highclere Castle was incredible. Not only was the outside of the castle beautiful, but the interior as well!

  • The interior is just as it is in Downton Abbey and I loved it. I will certainly return when I next go to England from Australia.

  • Great venue for a wedding. Lovely gardens and amazing architecture.




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