Downton Abbey: Entry to Highclere Castle

Downton Abbey: Entry to Highclere Castle

Downton Abbey: Visit Highclere Castle

Available to 5 September 2024

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Book your Downton Abbey tour: With Entry to Highclere Castle and a copy of Lady Carnarvon's book!

Get tickets to Highclere Castle, an iconic English country house located in Hampshire, UK, renowned both for its architectural grandeur and its role as the primary filming location for the popular television series Downton Abbey.

The castle exemplifies the Jacobethan style, blending elements of both Jacobian and Elizabethan architecture. Completed in 1842, it stands on the site of an earlier house, which itself replaced a medieval palace. Highclere Castle is the seat of the Earl of Carnarvon, and its rich history really isn't something to miss!

What to expect on your Downton Abbey adventure

  • Your tour begins in Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, boasting one of the world’s greatest - and oldest - universities, as well as some of the finest architecture in Europe. A walking tour of Oxford with the expert guide is included before some free time to grab a bite to eat!
  • Next, you head for the beautiful village of Bampton in Oxfordshire. Bampton is the setting for the exterior village scenes in the ITV series of Downton Abbey.
  • Visit The Church; see Matthew Crawley's mother's house, the hospital, and current people's homes which are transformed into the Post Office, as well as various pubs. In the "hospital," which is the public library, there is also the Vesey room where the Bampton Archive is housed, and various local exhibitions are set out.
  • Downton memorabilia - Beautiful cards, prints and mugs as well as books of the filming are all on offer to purchase.
  • Leaving Bampton, you then head for Highclere Castle!

Explore the beautiful Highclere Castle 

Built by Sir Charles Berry who also built the Houses of Parliament, this is the country seat of the Earls of Carnarvon. The tour of the Castle’s public rooms includes the magnificent public main hall, the library and sitting rooms in addition to other rooms featured in Downton Abbey.

Why not spend some time enjoying the parklands created by Lancelot “Capability” Brown who also designed the grounds of Blenheim Palace, or indulge yourself with tea and cake at one of the tea rooms once you have finished touring the Castle!

A copy of one of Lady Carnarvon's books will also be given to you on the tour! It makes for fascinating reading and is a unique souvenir to remember the day, exclusive to Premium Tours.

Don't miss out on this fantastic historical day out! Book your tickets now and have them delivered instantly via email or SMS!

Highclere Park,
Newbury RG20 9RN
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How To Find Us

The tour departs Victoria Coach Station Gate 19 - 20 at 8.15am (Boarding starts at 8am). Tour will conclude near Victoria underground station at approx. 19:00pm.

By Bus: 

11, 13, 16, 185, 36, 44, C1


Southeastern, Southern to Victoria Railway Station


Circle Line, District Line, Victoria

To access Victoria Coach Station from London Victoria station, exit via the Buckingham Palace Road exit towards the back of the station, and head south along Buckingham Palace Road.

The station is situated between Victoria station and St Pancras International station. The closest tube stations are Victoria (Circle, District and Victoria lines) and Green Park (Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines).

  • Tour guides
  • Toilets
  • Disabed Access
  • Coffee/Tea room

The tour departs Victoria Coach Station Gate 19 - 20 at 8.15am (Boarding starts at 8am). Tour will conclude near Victoria underground station at approx. 19:00pm.

Whilst Highclere Castle is a historic building there is nevertheless disabled access for most areas. Wheelchairs are welcome in the Egyptian Exhibition (access to this is via the Courtyard at the back of the Castle).

There is no lift but they do provide photographic albums of the bedrooms on the first floor. Whilst it is not possible to bring motorised wheelchairs into the Castle, they are welcome on the paths around the lawns.

A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available for use by disabled members of the public within the Castle. It is advised to pre-book with the Castle Office due to limited supply.

Departing Highclere Castle, you'll head back to London and arrive back at approximately 7pm.

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