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BREAKING NEWS: Downton Abbey returns to Highclere! Click here
Filming starts in September, until then the Castle is open Sunday to Thursday (closed on Fridays and Saturdays) with tickets available on the door each day. (What does this mean?)

Heroes at Highclere: September 8th and 9th
What is a Weekend?
Find out here
Summer Public Opening 2018 
Click here to book the remaining tickets

Would you like to stay at the Grotto?
Click here for details

Lady Carnarvon's latest book 'At Home at Highclere: Entertaining at The Real Downton Abbey'
Click here to buy your copy

Explore the castle with the Highclere App: over an hour of HD video, photos and conversations from behind the scenes, narrated by Jim Carter (Carson)

Highclere Castle

Welcome to Highclere Castle or, as many of you know it, 'Downton Abbey'!

We are thrilled that the Downton Abbey movie has been finally announced and will begin filming in September. In the meantime, please visit us and enjoy exploring 'behind the scenes' the real history and the beautiful gardens.

We never tire of this stunning home and inspiring landscape and we are delighted to share it with each and every visitor.

On this site, you will find information about the various events we have coming up, how to buy tickets and plan your visit. Please do read the blog for stories of laughter and fun had by all the staff, upstairs and downstairs, here at The Real Downton Abbey.

The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon

  • 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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