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Highclere Castle

Address: Newbury RG20 9RN, England
Phone Number: + 44 (0)1635 253210
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Newbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Designed by Sir Charles Barry, architect of the Houses of Parliament...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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.
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Rocklin, California, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

As a fan of the tv show, I was so excited to visit Highclere Castle. When researching the website for tickets, I was disapointed that they were already sold out for summer and that one would have to show up to see if they could get tickets for the day. We arrived right when they opened and was able to... More 

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Chester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The real Downton Abbey! Magnificent! Well worth the drive out from London out to the countryside. Allow ample time to not only leisurely take in the castle, but the expansive grounds and gardens absorbing the grandeur from the varying perspectives.. We enjoyed tea on the lawn. The Egyptian exhibit was very interesting.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Had a wonderful day here, we visited for the Christmas Craft fare and it was fantastic. We had access to the grounds, gardens and some of the rooms. The weather was awful so we didn't stay outside very long. Would love to come back in the summer and have a good look around the gardens, such a breath-taking castle.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Absolutely loved our visit to Highclere. It's really special and atmospheric, with authentic interiors and beautiful grounds. If you love Downton Abbey, this is a definite must. Interior seems smaller than the impression on TV, but still a very worthwhile visit. Would go back again.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Just like Don't on Abbey, it was stunning and incredible experience. Had to wait a long time for this experience,

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The atmosphere is wonderful, and the castle is breathtaking. Well worth visiting the gardens as well.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

took my girlfriend there for a surprise day out as she is a big Downton fan. Took a picnic and sat out on the lawn and had an amazing day. The house is all labeled up with info about scenes from the TV show and which rooms were used in the filming. Gardens and house are all imaculately kept. Couldnt... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Well worth a visit, if you watch 'Downtown Abbey', you will see it's exactly what's on the TV. Lovely gardens, interesting history, we felt the place to be very 'homely',and not like other stately homes.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great experience touring and visiting the grounds. Interesting to see the house as a family home with books on the nightstand. Beautiful gardens. We did not tour the Egyptian artifacts but heard from others that it was interesting. Lots of ways to spend your money in the gift shop.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Actually attended the wedding of close friends here, which of course gave us access to look around the house including being taken to look at the findings from the Tutankhamun expedition, that are displayed in the basement of the house.The house is exactly as it is in the series including the paintings on the wall, and we had the pleasure... More 

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