Thank you to all those who have recently visited us. Please see our opening times page for information regarding upcoming public open days.

Pre-booked tickets are available for the following:

June 27th:  Tea and a Talk at Highclere Church followed by a Special Castle Tour and Champagne Reception. Click here for details!

June 28th: Canada 150 years in the making to include special guided tours and teas. Click here for details!

Summer Opening: Tickets on sale - Click here for dates and times!

Vintage Garden Party: Join us for our 'Roaring Twenties' Garden Party taking place on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September - Click here for details!

Autumn Special Tours: Guided tours available for limited dates in both September and October. Click here for 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)

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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.

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