We are delighted to be welcoming our pre booked guests for our summer public opening. The tea rooms and cafes offer a selection of hot food, salads, sandwiches, paninis, ice creams, coffees and of course cakes and scones throughout the day. Meanwhile Luis’ Cocktail Bar will be ready to mix you a fabulous Highclere Castle Gin cocktail or pour you a glass of champagne. The Highclere chefs are delighted to prepare the special picnic afternoon tea boxes which again must be pre-booked.
If you have booked tickets and would like to reserve a manual wheelchair, please do email [email protected]. Pushchairs for babies and toddlers are most useful for the gardens and may be left at the entrance hall whilst you tour the Castle at which point, we would ask you to carry or hold fast to small childrens' hands! Again this year, neither dogs nor picnics are permitted in the gardens (guide dogs excepted). For any futher useful information please click here
Celebrate with us in September: we have a special weekend on September 11th and 12th “The Magic of the Movies”, with wonderful Castle tours, a costume exhibition, jazz band and vintage cars. Channel your inner Downton, dress as your favourite Downton character and we will be giving prizes. There is also the chance to take part in a Highclere script and scene written by Lady Carnarvon.
Apart from guided tours throughout the autumn, Highclere Castle Festival will take place on October 9th and 10th.
We very much hope you enjoyed “Christmas at Highclere” on Channel 4, and felt that some team Highclere contributed some memorable lines rather in the vogue of Downton Abbey. We will welcome Christmas tours and teas from late November until December 20th. we hvae posted our Wintertime tours already for those who wish tobook ahead.
We hope you will find many different tours to tempt you, and we very much look forward to seeing you. Tickets for all of the above can be found on our ticketing website and, again, we ask that you book in advance of your visit.
With all Best Wishes,
The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon