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'Script to Screen' Tours, Talks and Tea: 17th to 23rd May

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Book Tickets

Tickets: £85.00, including refreshments.

Included: Guided Tour of the Castle & Gardens, a short Lecture and a light lunch.

Dress Code: Sensible - outdoor wear may be needed.

Come to Highclere Castle and enjoy a Lecture, a Guided Tour of the Castle and a light Lunch, as well as an opportunity to visit the Gardens.

In May, Highclere's famous azaleas are covered in colour and scent stretching across the Lawns in front of the folly, "Jackdaws Castle", whilst the cherry trees, tulips and herbaceous borders can be found beyond the Monks’ Walled Garden.

As well as giving you an opportunity to enjoy the Gardens this week, "Script to Screen" will explore how books and scripts are transformed into the successful television shows and films that we all love.

Lady Carnarvon is delighted to share the legacy and joy of books as well as the especial pleasure that Downton Abbey gave so many viewers around the world. With fascinating speakers, enjoy hearing their stories, as well as those of "Downton". The Guided Tour shows you the rooms which were both the set for Downton Abbey and are the home for Lord and Lady Carnarvon. In fact, Highclere Castle has been the location for a number of films and TV shows, including "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves", "Eyes Wide Shut", "The Secret Garden", "Jeeves and Wooster" and parts of "Inspector Morse" as well as  "Downton Abbey".

The Lectures will take place in the Saloon, the heart of the Castle, although the Grantham family called it the Great Hall.

A light lunch is included to enjoy in our Tearooms or on the Lawns, weather permitting. In addition, the Gift Shop will also be open and further breakfast croissants and coffees, cakes and scones are available for purchase in the Castle Tearooms and Cafes throughout the day. There is a choice of three arrival times: 10am, 12noon and 12:30pm.

Please click on the 'Book tickets' link at the top of the page for more details!

We hope to welcome you!