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, complementary 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 commemorate 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].

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. 

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, jazz era entertainment and the chance to enjoy the many rooms of the Castle.  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.