Planning your visit 2021

We are delighted to now be able to welcome visitors inside the castle for a variety of tours, the details of which can be found on the events page

As we move from summer to autumn, there are a multitude of exciting events happening at Highclere Castle; share in our Highclere Castle Festival in October, our Real Lives and Film Sets Tours throughout, and in December 2021 sing Carols and gather together once more. In the run up to Christmas, join us for Castle Tours and Shopping for Gifts, stepping into the festive spirit as you tour the Castle State Rooms and Gallery Bedrooms, admire our Christmas decorations and discover our Shopping Marquee on the Castle Lawns with a selection of handpicked stall holders. There will also be a chance to explore a Winter Garden.

In order to manage numbers and with visitors' safety in mind, it is essential to book prior to arriving at the Castle. Please do see the ticket page for details and to pre book.

If you have booked tickets and would like to reserve a manual wheelchair, please do email [email protected]. Pushchairs for babies and toddlers are most useful for the gardens and may be left at the entrance hall whilst you tour the Castle at which point, we would ask you to carry or hold fast to small childrens' hands! Again this year, neither dogs nor picnics are permitted in the gardens (guide dogs excepted).