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The Castle and Gardens are currently closed to visitors other than for special ticketed events. 
Please do explore the events on offer over the next few months.
Our next Public Opening will begin on Sunday 8th July. 

Heroes at Highclere
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September 
Click here to book tickets

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

Mid-Summer Special Guided Tours
Last remaining day: June 28th
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Celebrating Canada Day
July 1st 2018
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Summer Public Opening 2018 
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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.

Please enjoy exploring the history, gardens, events and life behind the scenes at "The Real Downton Abbey". Highclere is a beautiful castle with rolling parklands 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. You can also 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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