December Openings - Our December tickets are now on sale with a selection of dates and events to choose from to include our annual Christmas Fair and Festive Drinks Reception. Click here to buy!
Our Summer Public Open Season is now over but we have a number of special open days and events taking place over the Autumn and Winter, please see below for details.
Special Autumn Open Days - We have a limted number of tickets still available for our October Capability Brown days celebrating the 'genius' of the famous landscape architect and his work at Highclere.
Castle Tour and Tea November Tours - We have a limted number of tickets available for special guided tours in November, Click here to buy!
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).)
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.
Upcoming events in and around the Castle.
Lady Carnarvon shares life behind the scenes
The real life home of this TV phenomenon.
Learn the secrets of the real Downton Abbey.
And the ancient tomb of Tutankhamun.
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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.