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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 after the Whitsun Bank Holiday and will re-open on Sunday, 12th July. In between, the Castle is busy with filming and also hosting a number of other events. Please click here for our upcoming opening times.

Best Wishes,

The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon


 

Discover the Real Stories

Lady Carnarvon's Blog

Castle & Garden Tours in 2016

Highclere Church & Tickets for Highclere Castle

Discover the Real Stories
Lady Carnarvon's Blog
Castle & Garden Tours in 2016
Highclere Church & Tickets for Highclere Castle

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.

Discover Capability Brown at Highclere with our exclusive Castle and Garden Tours in 2016.

Exclusive Talk given by the Countess of Carnarvon in aid of Highclere Church including entry tickets for Highclere Castle, Monday August 3rd 2015.