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Valentines Castle Tour & Afternoon Tea, 17th February - Limited tickets remaining. Click here to book!

Tour the Castle and 'Taste the Recipes': 3rd & 4th March - an exclusive Tour of Highclere Castle, combined with delicious food inspired by the recent BBC1 TV show filmed at Highclere Castle with Mary BerryClick here to book!

Tour the Castle and Explore the Spring Gardens 15th and 23rd March - an exclusive Tour of Highclere Castle, combined with Highclere's Gardeners - Click here for details!

Spring 2018: Tickets now on sale. Click here to book tickets! 

'Script to Screen' Tours, Talks and Tea: 17th to 23rd May. Click here for details!

Summer 2018: Tickets now on sale. Click here to book tickets!

Mid-Summer Special Guided Tours, June 14th, 19th, 25th & 26th - Click here for more details!

Lady Carnarvon's latest book 'At Home at Highclere: Entertaining at The Real Downton Abbey' is now available. Click here to buy your copy!

You can enjoy 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 Highclere Castle!

Please enjoy exploring the history, gardens, events and life 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. On this site, you will find information about the various events we have coming up, how to buy tickets and plan your visit, as well as read Lady Carnarvon’s blog and explore our online gift shop.

  • 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.

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