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Our Summer Season is now over.

Please see the information boxes below or the ticket/gift shop pages for information about September and October Tours.

A number of dates are now available for our October Capability Brown days celebrating the “genius” of the famous landscape architect and his work at Highclere.

We look forward to welcoming visitors in early December (5th to 12th) . We will be releasing tickets next week for a variety of day and evening events to celebrate Christmas many of which support different charities.

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 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.




Highclere Castle


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