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Our Summer Season is underway!
10th July - Wednesday 7th September (Sunday to Thursday). Although the advance tickets for these dates have sold out we have a number of 'walk-up' tickets available to visitors each day we are open (We cannot guarantee entry, but we do try to accommodate all visitors).

Exciting News: Come and join our exclusive September Vintage Garden Party. Dust down your parasols, polish your shoes and dress for the Real Downton Abbey. Put the date in your diary (Sept 10 and 11th) and click here to buy tickets.

Costume Hire can be arranged through Angels in London or Costume Hire Direct online who have agreed to offer discounts to our guests-details on our News page

You can find over an hour of HD video,photos and conversations from behind the scenes in the Highclere App narrated by Jim Carter (who plays Carson in Downton Abbey)

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.

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.

Tickets for our Vintage Garden Party are Now on Sale

Our Summer Season is underway: Sunday 10th July - Wednesday 7th September (Sunday to Thursday)

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.




Highclere Castle


#PokemonGO:we have a gym at the front of Castle & pokestops here-the behind the tea tent and by the gift shop
Come back soon❤️
RT @FoodMarketingEx: A wonderful day @HighclereCastle for some great friends wedding @RoryWhite12