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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
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+44 1635 253210
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything you would expect and more. You see it on TV and you read about it, but being there and looking up at this beautiful piece of architecture knocked the wind right out of us. It was so stunning both inside and out. The gardens...More

Thank Siham L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This birthday treat was indeed just that. This ticket only visit was everything and more I could have hoped for. Our guide knew her subject and to walk through the home, in the rooms I’d seen on tv was a pure thrill. The gardens are...More

Thank Joanne C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had high expectations for this day as after all this was the place where Downton Abbey has been filmed, and my sister was visiting from Australia so this was the perfect place for us to spend a Sunday afternoon. The castle building itself and...More

Thank Debbie J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came on a morning when it was misty and the rhodendrums were in gorgeous bloom. Just being on the castle grounds was enchanting. Fortunately, the inside wasn't very crowded, so the guides in each principal room had plenty of time for questions. The gentleman...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a gloomy day but this didn't in any way detract from the experience. The gardens are really lovely. It was also very busy and this meant the house was quite full but again, this didn't have any bad Regarding the house, I'm...More

Thank Lynnem82
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our visit especially seeing where Downton Abbey was filmed. Stunning rooms. Pre bookedcafternoon tea which was lovely. Gardens looking great especially the rhododendron and azaleas

Thank mariabarnes
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is beautiful and allows you to walk on the same carpets as the Granthams! It’s an interesting experience to share the visit with so many fans of Downton Abbey. The surrounding gardens are breathtaking (even on a rainy day when we were there)....More

Thank EBen16
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not sure whether we could see the house today but arrived to find it open. There were plenty of others visiting too. Staff were on hand to manage the numbers. We really enjoyed seeing this wonderful house with all that goes with its...More

Thank wing6rider-Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a Downton Abbey fan, and visited Highclere (Downton) Country Fair today. It was a very busy Bank Holiday and there were many hundreds of people there. We then went up to visit the castle and grounds. The castle itself (more like a huge...More

Thank TelIitAsitis
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The house itself is of course fantastic but so are the events staged at highclere castle. Visiting the grounds for the country show or the battle proms concert or any of the other events you can be sure it will be well organised with plenty...More

Thank richardsJ8147EJ
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Emilyspurple
June 12, 2018|
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Response from Emily P | Reviewed this property |
Hi Emily, I believe the grounds of Highclere Castle are open free to the general public any time the castle is open so you should still be able to walk around the outside if it is open that day. If you are not visiting... More
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