Opening Times and Prices

Lady Carnarvon's Blog


The Castle and Gardens are open to visitors this weekend, Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th May. You are welcome to buy walk-up tickets each day (Please note: we have a Game Fair taking place on Monday in the Park, so this may slow traffic slightly. This will not affect parking for those visiting the Castle. Otherwise, please do explore below the tours, tickets and events on offer over the next few months. 

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

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

Mid-Summer Special Guided Tours. There are tickets left for just two days: June 2nd & 27th - Click here for more details!

Celebrate Canada Day July 1st 2018. Click here for more details

Please join us on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September for Heroes at Highclere, enjoy and remember - Click here to book tickets and find out more!

Lady Carnarvon's latest book 'At Home at Highclere: Entertaining at The Real Downton Abbey'. 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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