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Highclere Castle

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.

The Castle is now closed to the general public, but will be open again for the Whitsun Bank Holiday at the end of May. In between, the Castle is busy with filming and also hosting a number of other events. Please click here for our upcoming opening times.

There is a last chance to take part in our little quiz and win a prize to stay at London Lodge, here on the Highclere Estate on Valentine's Day 2016. See the Downton Abbey box below.

Best Wishes,

The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon


 

Discover the Real Stories

Lady Carnarvon's Blog

Highclere Game & Country Fair

Special Event

Discover the Real Stories
Lady Carnarvon's Blog
Highclere Game & Country Fair
Special Event

Sometimes fact is even more extraordinary than fiction!

Read about the real Downton Abbey in the series of books written by Lady Carnarvon.

Welcome to my blog, inviting you behind the scenes of my life and home and sharing anecdotes from my everyday life at Highclere Castle.

The Highclere Country show returns this year and welcomes new and exciting feature areas and arena attractions that you will not want to miss! 

This Special Drinks Reception will take place on Friday, 5th June 2015. Please note that all tickets for this event are now SOLD.