Castle Tour Information 2020

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you in 2020, you can view our opening dates and times and purchase tickets below. 

Special Spring Guided Tours:

Choose from two or three tours a week in March and April 2020. With limited numbers of guests, complemtary buffet

(soup, scones, cakes, sandwiches) and a gift included with every ticket.  Book now.

Spring Public Opening: 11 to 26 April, 3 to 5 May and 24 to 26 May 2020

Book in advance for our spring public opening days in 2020. Book now.

V.E. Day Celebrations: 8 May 2020

Come and commerate V.E. Day with tours of the Castle, a special Planes of Highclere exhibition and wartime entertainment.  Tickets to be released soon, for more information email the Castle Office at [email protected].

Living in a Castle: 10 to 16 May 2020

These tours share what life was, and is, like to live in a Castle with talks on how to decorate a family home which resonates with its history, how to live with a film crew, how we plan and prepare the Castle and the Gardens for visitors and how the Castle has welcomed Royalty and statesmen and entertained over the years. Book now.

Summer Public Opening: 12 July to 8 September 2020

Book in advance for our summer public opening days in 2020.  Please note: We are closed on Fridays and Saturdays during this period.  Book now. To book a champagne afternoon tea during these dates click here.

The Magic of the Movies Weekend: 12 & 13 September 2020

Join us on the set of Downton Abbey to experience the magic of the movies.  Let us transport you back in time to the 1920s with vintage cars and costumes to see, jazz era entertainment to enjoy and many rooms of the Castle to explore.  For more information email the Castle Office at [email protected].

Private Tours

We hope that there is something to suit everyone's itineraries but, if not, please feel free to enquire about arranging a private tour, which includes exclusive hire of the Castle. For more information please contact Charlotte Sheridan or Stephanie Rodrigues on + 44 (0)1635 253210 or via email to the Castle Office at [email protected].

Please note that Highclere Castle is the private family home of the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and there is no access to the Estate, nor opportunity to see the Castle, outside of the events, dates and times listed above.