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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 tours of the Castle, gardens, talks and teas, celebrating Highclere Castle in the time of Jane Austen - Click here for details!

Easter Egg Hunt: Bring your children to Highclere on Easter Sunday to enjoy an Easter Trail, Bonnet Parade, Lawn games and more. There are lots of Easter Eggs to be won! Click here for details!

Easter Opening: Although the pre-book tickets have now sold out we will have a number of 'walk up' tickets available every day we are open, click here for dates and times!  

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

Vintage Garden Party: Join us for our 'Roaring Twenties' Garden Party taking place on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September - 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!

Please note: There will be events taking place on Sunday 16th April, Sunday 28th May and Monday 29th May. This therefore, may result in an increase in traffic on these dates which could slow access to and from the Estate. We therefore, cannot guarantee admission on these dates for walk-up tickets. There may also be marquees set up within the grounds on the above dates. 

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)

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Welcome to our website.

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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