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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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Newbury RG20 9RN, England
+44 1635 253210
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a coach trip to Highclere Castle with three friends. It’s the most wonderful place – the home of the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and renowned for being the background to the Downton Abbey TV series. The parkland and gardens are a rolling...More

Thank HelenD0rset
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a gorgeous manor home that is worth a visit even if you're not a Downton fan. But if you are a fan, this will be a mind-blowing visit to the location of some of the most memorable scenes in the show. You can't...More

Thank Brenda P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As huge fans of Downton Abbey my family and I were thrilled to get to visit Highclere. The outside of the house and the location are breathtaking no doubt. As fans of the show it was fun to see certain areas we recognized and could...More

Thank skoosh1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Both of these trips were thoroughly enjoyed by all our members and they loved the house the gardens and the Egyptian exhibition! The staff were all very helpful and kind! Most of us ate in the restaurants and thought the food and drinks were good...More

Thank Gill L
Reviewed 3 days ago

First time visit to Highclere . Booked tickets six months in advance on line,opted for the afternoon slot from 1-4pm . We travelled down in good time and took advantage of the good weather to walk around the gardens , we took a packed lunch...More

Thank Addy522015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

5 friends journey to this incredible site, we had booked for specific day early in year and payed on line downloaded ticket and printed off..Arrived during morning waited for all of us to get together,then cafe, shop,picnic lunch. Booked to go around house during p.m.(...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Highclere is a stuuning venue in its own right, but add the fact that it is also Downton Abbey and you have a stunning place all round. The house itself is full of paintings and furniture expected of a stately home but there are also...More

Thank ShirlTurner6024
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went to visit Highclere as a curiosity, as my girlfriend is a Downtown Abbey fan, so I kept an open mind. I left feeling underwhelmed and indifferent to the whole experience. Firstly, the time slot allocated to the ticket bears no resemblance to the...More

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went on a small roadtrip in Engeland with my family. As a Downton fan I insisted to visit the castle. It is absolutly beautiful from the in- and outside. There are photos of filming the series to show you which kind of scenes were recorded...More

Thank Esther0897
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth it. Well organized tour and terrific cafe and gift shop. Egyptian part of tour is an add on. Good historical perspective because of the 5th Earls influence on Egyptology.

Thank Kevin F
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16 August 2017|
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Response from PhilipC4444 | Reviewed this property |
Highclere Castle has limited opening times please go to their website and contact them about 2018 opening times, i was lucky to get my work holidays and highclere to coinside with what i wanted to do. Good luck its worth... More
28 June 2017|
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Response from francescaLChicago | Reviewed this property |
No only during the hunt and gun show which is in May
28 June 2017|
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Response from clare200216 | Reviewed this property |
No dogs are allowed past the gate