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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!

Sing for Peace, Sunday 11th December 2016 - Tickets are now on sale for this special event in aid of Oxfam's Syrian Crisis Appeal. Click here to buy!

February 2017 - We will be hosting special Valentines events during this period, please email [email protected] to register your interest.

May 2017 - we are delighted to release our Literature and Landscape Tours for May 2017 - 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)

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.

  • 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


Walkies... @ Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle
Arches framing endless red carpet on top floor of Highclere castle - a distant view @ Downton…
Some of the staff had a wonderful flight over the Castle in a classic plane at the weekend. Thank you to everyone i…