Lord and Lady Carnarvon

Highclere Castle is not only a beautiful building, but a warm and welcoming home. Playing host to family and friends, but also to events and celebrations with visitors and guests from around the world.

We are delighted to welcome you to explore the history of the Castle, the illuminating Egyptian Exhibition narrating the discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun, and the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding gardens and grounds. We hope that the photographs, videos and information on our website inspire further reading about those who have lived and worked here; their lives, loves and challenges.

Many of the rooms and vistas will be familiar to viewers of ‘Downton Abbey’ – both the Drawing Room and Dining Room forming the backdrop to the dryly withering put-downs delivered by Maggie Smith, as the Dowager Countess to some poor unfortunate relation. The distinctive gardens and park designed by Capability Brown, offer interest and enjoyment throughout the year and gratifying growth and change, as the seasons turn.

Highclere is open for between 60 and 70 days a year. We also create special tours, charity events, concerts and country fairs throughout the year in the park. Please check the website for event updates as they happen!

We love Highclere Castle, and look forward to welcoming you to share in this most unique and wonderful place.

Best wishes,

Earl and Countess Carnarvon Signature

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