Opening Times and Prices

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The Castle is currently closed to walk up visitors until the Easter Public Opening. There are however some Guided Tours available in March, you can find details below!

Easter/Spring Public Opening: Tickets now on sale. Click here to book tickets! 

Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday 1st April: Tickets now on sale. Click here to book!

'Script to Screen' Tours, Talks and Tea: 17th to 23rd May. Click here for details!

Cakes & Concertos: Sunday 3rd June. Castle tours, Musical entertainment in the gardens and refreshments! Click here for details!

Summer Public Opening: Tickets now on sale. Click here to book tickets!

Mid-Summer Special Guided Tours, June 8th, 9th, 19th, 23rd and July 3rd - Click here for more 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)

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.

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