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Highclere Castle

Newbury RG20 9RN, England
+44 1635 253210
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Designed by Sir Charles Barry, architect of the Houses of Parliament, this is considered to be one of the finest Victorian homes still in existence, which houses fine furniture and works of art.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“downton fan” (119 reviews)
“gift shop” (273 reviews)
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Newbury RG20 9RN, England
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+44 1635 253210
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"egyptian exhibition"
in 442 reviews
"downton fan"
in 119 reviews
"gift shop"
in 273 reviews
"the secret garden"
in 79 reviews
"tv series"
in 115 reviews
"howard carter"
in 64 reviews
"lord carnarvon"
in 52 reviews
"no photography"
in 45 reviews
"downton connection"
in 34 reviews
"carnarvon family"
in 46 reviews
"family home"
in 75 reviews
"lady carnarvon"
in 43 reviews
"coach house"
in 41 reviews
"family photos"
in 37 reviews
"battle proms"
in 25 reviews
"king tut's tomb"
in 26 reviews
"grounds are beautiful"
in 50 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Due to our appreciation and enjoyment of the popular tv series, Downton Abbey, which was filmed at this memorable, historic castle, we visited Highclere Castle. The family has a great history. Tickets to view the house and gardens, were $16 and $14.50 respectively. $14.50 for...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is well worth the trip, whether you're a Downton Abbey fan or not. A lovely Victorian stately home, in lovely grounds. Facilities are perfect, from parking to bathrooms to food options to gift shop; just perfectly well organized and laid-out. Just a word of...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a lovely setting to view a historical building. There is lots to see inside the house and plenty of staff to answer questions. There are adequate tea/coffee facilities, parking and toilets.We were very lucky that it was a beautifull sunny day which made...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Kudos to Stephanie the events manager for her excellent service and speedy responses helping me out and going the extra mile. ❤❤❤

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Reviewed yesterday

I went here yesterday as part of a coach tour. The venue seems quite off the beaten track; I am not sure if it would be possible to get here by public transport, and several visitors arrived in taxis. We started out by strolling round...More

Thank DeeDee8057
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a stunning stately home with beautiful grounds. It’s an absolute must for Downton Abbey fans. The inside of the castle is more or less what you see on the tv show; annoyingly you can’t take photos inside. Most rooms have large posters which...More

Thank Lisa A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour of Highclere Castle and the grounds was absolutely wonderful! Our tour guide was very informative and friendly.

Thank Melissa8791
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am a big fan of the Downton Abbey series, so for me to be at the location was a dream come true. I really enjoyed the tour of the castle and the Egyptian exhibit. This place it’s great to spend and afternoon walking the...More

Thank Maritza F
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The castle and grounds are stunningly beautiful. Parking is easy and the guides are very helpful. The facilities are adequate but one thing let's it down, the quality of the food is poor and the prices are high. Out of date sandwiches and milk not...More

Thank mediumpete
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was so looking forward to our trip to Highclere, whilst it was a lovely setting I was rather disappointed. Whilst the castle is beautiful and the grounds stunning I was disappointed in how much of the house was available to view and that photographs...More

Thank Teresa L
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14 July 2018|
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Response from richardsJ8147EJ | Reviewed this property |
All the registered taxi firms are licenced by the local authority so you should be fine. I have never heard of any horror stories and to be honest crime levels generally in rural hampshire are very low. We live about five... More
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Response from Radford S | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know but we did not need the receipt. They had our names. No guarantee but they did have their stuff together.
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Response from Emily P | Reviewed this property |
Hi Emily, I believe the grounds of Highclere Castle are open free to the general public any time the castle is open so you should still be able to walk around the outside if it is open that day. If you are not visiting... More
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