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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 for a Special Evening drinks reception hosted by Lord and Lady Carnarvon in aid of Southern Spinal Injuries Trust on Tuesday July 5th are on sale.

Tickets will go on sale shortly for a private Capabilty Brown Lecture and Castle/GardenTour hosted by Lady Carnarvon in , and in aid of, Highclere Church on June 20th

We have  sold out of tickets for our Capability Brown Open Days in May and our special tours in June have also now SOLD OUT.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 will be OPEN on Sunday May 1st,Monday May 2nd,and Tuesday May 3rd

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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