Highclere Castle

Aristocratic mansion famous for its Egyptian connections and the fictional seat of Lord Grantham: Downton Abbey.

near Newbury, Hampshire, RG20 9RN

Highclere Castle is the home of Downton Abbey in Hampshire, UK
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A day at Highclere Castle: ‘the real Downton Abbey’

Tue 12 April 2022, 9:30am

Our private tour of the state rooms will take place before the Castle opens to the public, hence the early start, and will be followed by coffee and croissants. Tickets include access to the Egyptian Exhibition and afterwards visitors are welcome to enjoy the beautiful gardens and spectacular parkland, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown, for as long as they choose.

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Opening Times


3 to 26 April, and from 10 July to 5 September. Sundays to Thursdays.

Tours only, 10.30am to 5pm (last admission 4pm).

Highclere is open for both pre-booked visits and walk-ups. Historic Houses members, please go to Admission on this page to find out more about the requirements for entering Highclere Castle.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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