Highclere Castle / Downton Abbey | Tours of the UK

Highclere Castle is famous throughout the world as the real Downton Abbey. Used as one of the main filming locations for the hit TV series and film, this gorgeous stately home is a must-see for any fan of the series or anyone interested in exploring one of the most beautiful stately homes in England.

Currently home to the 8th Earl of Carnarvon and his family, the House is open for a limited period every year throughout the spring and summer. Upon arrival at Highclere, your guide will secure your entry to the House and Grounds and enable you to see everything the House has to offer.

Once inside the house, you will see the rooms on the ground and first floor, which are seen in Downton Abbey. You can also visit the Egypt exhibit, which charts the 5th Earl’s exploits with the famous Egyptologist Howard Carter and their discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. Finally, you will have time to explore the stunning grounds before returning home.

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