Highclere Castle – Downton Tour

Downton Abbey

Highclere Castle is known to audiences around the world as the home of Lord and Lady Grantham on the popular series Downton Abbey. Join us on this private day Highclere Castle -Downton Tour.

As eagle-eyed viewers will have noticed Highclere is more a stately home than a castle. In real life it’s is the residence of the Carnarvon family. They who are fortunate enough to live in exactly the same Staterooms that we see weekly in Downton Abbey.  The house itself dates back centuries and is built and decorated in the Renaissance style and been in many films.  As with so many other of our grandest houses, its gardens were modelled by Capability Brown. One could easily spend all day exploring its corners.

If the name Carnarvon sounds familiar, then that may well be because it was an earlier Lord Carnarvon who with his architectural colleague Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922.  As such Highclere is also home to a fascinating museum on Egyptology. Illustrating the discovery of the lost tomb of the fabled boy king. The museum also exhibits some relics brought back from Egypt itself.

Of course if you love Downton Abbey and find the tour is sold out or that Highclere Castle is closed, then why not try our Downton Abbey London Walking Tour. Even though the show is set in Yorkshire, a surprising amount of famous and beautiful locations are in London and this walk will take you to them!

How to book the Highclere Castle – Downton Tour

For more information or to make a booking, please email yeoldeenglandtours@gmail.com . Please note that this tour really has to be booked many months before your holiday. Highclere itself is always sold out on the day.

Highclere Castle

Departure Time:7.30am
City Location: Highclere, Hampshire
Duration of Tour: 6 hours
(Approximate times as all tours are bespoke)

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