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News!

Whilst we are closed at the moment, please see below when you can next come and visit us.

Pre-booked tickets are available for the following:

May: Join us for Castle Tours, Talks and Teas, celebrating Highclere Castle in the time of Jane Austen - Click here for details!

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

Easter Opening: Walk up tickets available every day we are open, click here for dates and times! 

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

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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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