Opening Times and Prices

Lady Carnarvon's Blog


Valentines Castle Tour and Afternoon Tea: 14th, 17th, 18th February - Enjoy an Afternoon Tea in the State Dining Room as well as Champagne and chocolates followed by a guided tour of Highclere Castle. 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!

Mothers Day 2018: 11th March - Spoil your mother with a Champagne Afternoon Tea in the State Dining Room & Guided Tour of the Castle. Click here to book!

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!

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.

Visit our Facebook page

Follow us on Twitter



Highclere Castle


"The Telegraph Christmas at Downton: festive celebrations at Highclere Castle" For those who may have missed the a…
Don't miss Lady Carnarvon's latest blog post, all about our eventful few weeks of decorating and festive open days!…
'At Home At Highclere', the perfect gift for Christmas, is now available in German!…