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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.
Newbury RG20 9RN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get a private tour to Highclere. Be first to visit. No other tourists but the 15-20 from Viking. Call Viking and ask which of their cruises have Oxford, England as pre or post cruise extension. W tour of Highclere and Blenheim castles included. Sign up...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful House in beautiful grounds full of history and grandeur. The home of the Carnavons and the famous George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert 5th Earl the sponsor of Howard Carter and the discovery of Tutankhamun tomb and treasures.Beautifully trimmed for Christmas and the location of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank daveym69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited in December when Highclere was tastefully decorated for Christmas. The "upstairs " is wonderful, and even more so if you have seen the Downton Abbey series. The "downstairs" Egyptian exhibit is a genuine bonus.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

A special day for charity at Highclere. The castle is amazing. So beautiful. I’m a wheelchair user however and I was not allowed to take my (electric) wheelchair inside. They offered a manual one but this is not ideal if you are solo and not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Stunning Interior, very friendly happy Staff available to tell or answer any query. Décor unbelievable. Grounds extensive. Very nice café/restaurant, We had a delightful Christmas lunch, very hot, tasty, well presented. The Christmas tree is huge, the music wafting was heart-warming. A really pleasant few...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Went to the Christmas market at High Clere, Downton Abbey, on 6th December The approach to the the castle is amazing. Fans of Downton Abbey will instantly feel nostalgic for the show. The Christmas market was very busy, not sure how they manage the staggered...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dave P
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful visit from start to finish. Parking was very close to the castle with pleasant parking attendants. Admission was quick and straightforward. In addition to a wonderful Christmas fair, a tour of the bedrooms including some from Downton Abbey was very special. Lovely gardens...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mary B
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing day. Got there at 10am and warmly greeted by the parking people. Carols and short service was lovely although we couldn't hear very well at the back. Trip through the house with the choir singing was lovely - saw more rooms...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful House. Not enough Christmas decorations and found it was bad that we couldn't take pictures. No pics to buy of Christmas tree and none in £10 guide book. Didn't bother looking in £30 BOOK because I wouldn't buy it anyway. Tea shop was nice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carolepat1
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

It was a long term plan of mine visit Highclere Castle. Not necessarily because of the TV series, but because I love stately houses. Unfortunately, it was a huge disappointment. Despite is Christmas, hardly any decorations except an enormous Christmas and a few garlands here...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 8, 2019|
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Response from daveym69 | Reviewed this property |
They normally finish around 10.00 to 10.30 with normally a firework display
January 1, 2019|
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Response from DAVIDMS20050 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry drive up from Emsworth so cannot help you. Several reasonable hotels in Newbury close by.