Opening Times and Prices


Our Summer Public Opening has now come to an end, thank you to all those who visited us! If you wish to still visit us take a look at our ticket website for Autumn tours as well as our Christmas events.

Planning ahead for your diaries: We will be releasing our Spring 2018 tickets at the end of September. Please see our ticket website for details!

Real Downton Abbey Tour and Champagne Reception for Charity on October 17th: The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon are delighted to take you on tours and share the stories of their home, the Real Downton Abbey. Lady Carnarvon is thrilled that Dr Clarkson (the actor David Robb) from the Downton cast is joining us for the evening at the Real Downton Abbey! Enjoy Champagne and Canapes and help to raise funds and awareness for The Rosemary Appeal. Click here for details!

Autumn Special Tours: Guided tours available for limited dates in September, October and November. Click here for details!

Christmas Fair and Winter Castle Opening: Tickets now available to book. 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)

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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