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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.

At present we are busy filming and hosting a number of other events and therefore we are currently closed to the public. Please see our 'Visiting Us' page for our upcoming opening times.

Please see the Downton notice box below for links to the show and to a little quiz and a prize to win a Valentine stay at London Lodge, here at Highclere.

Best Wishes,

The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon


 

Discover the Real Stories

Lady Carnarvon's Blog

Downton Abbey

Special Event

Discover the Real Stories
Lady Carnarvon's Blog
Downton Abbey
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 much anticipated sixth series of Downton Abbey is now well into production. In the meantime, whilst you are waiting for it to appear on your screen, why not enter our prize draw for a chance to stay on the beautiful Highclere Estate.

For the only chance to visit the Castle in June, please visit our Special Events page for more information. This Special Drinks Reception will take place on Friday, 5th June 2015. Tickets are now on sale.