Living in a Castle Talk & Tours

Sunday, May 9, 2021


“Each year I consider a different theme around Highclere, its landscape, the stories and works of art. In May 2020, I thought it would be interesting and fun to share what life was and is like to live a Castle, whether the talks around the theme of how to decorate a family home which resonates with history, living with a film crew, how we plan and prepare the setting – the gardens and how the castle has welcomed royalty, statesmen and thus entertained over the year”.

Lady Carnarvon

Following each talk which will take place in the Saloon, the heart of the Castle, guests have the chance to enjoy a guided tour both to explore the works of art but also the rooms which are of course also the set in which “Downton Abbey” was filmed both for TV and film.

The structure of the day allows you to enjoy the gardens either at your leisure or in the company of a guide.

It is a special time of year to enjoy the famous azalea beds in Highclere's gardens which we hope will be covered in colour and scent. They stretch across the Lawns in front of the folly, "Jackdaws Castle". The Azaleas altaclarense which means (Highclere) are now to be found in many gardens on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

Tickets available soon.