Downton Abbey returns to Highclere Castle

The much anticipated Downton movie is now being edited and will be released in September 2019.

Filming took place last autumn with glorious golden colours  and Highclere Castle is once more "Downton Abbey". Written by Julian Fellowes and produced by Carnival Films and NBCUniversal, we hope that everyone who loved the series will love the movie. Our ticket website shares the different types of tours and dates to September 8th when you can come and visit us. Please click here to browse the ticket website.

Thereafter we are creating some behind the scene tours (from mid September onwards) before moving towards some special Christmas tours which will coordinate with Lady Carnarvon's new book: "Christmas at Highclere, the Real Downton Abbey". With traditions, ghost stories, decorations, cooking and history  as well as outstanding photography of the Castle and behind its doors in a specatular time of year we hope it will be much enjoyed. 


Can we all remember when the very  first Downton Abbey television series was filmed in 2010 at Highclere Castle?

Such was its success, a further five series followed which were enjoyed by over 270 million viewers worldwide.

The stellar cast from the television series is reunited to star, from the upstairs characters such as Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery and Elizabeth McGovern as well as Jim Carter and Phyllis Logan from below stairs.

This historical TV drama follows the lives of the Crawley family and their servants in Downton Abbey. The immensely popular series begins in 1912 when the Titanic sank before following the house’s transformation into a convalescent home in the First World War almost mirroring the real story as Highclere Castle’s role as a surgical hospital. The book ‘Lady Almina and the real Downton Abbey’ was a best-selling book which shared this story.

The Countess of Carnarvon commented “We so enjoyed Autmn 2018. Julian and the wonderful cast and crew of Downton were so much a part of our lives so it was very special to see them all returning. I am sure 2019 will also prove an adventure!" 

To view a short trailer  click here