Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Berkshire  /  Newbury  /  Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle, Newbury

4.2
The stately Highclere Castle serves as the primary filming location of the British television drama Downton Abbey and as a real-life country home. You'll find opulently furnished staterooms and bedrooms inside the home, and exquisitely manicured gardens on the 405 hectares (1,000 acres) of parkland outside it. Head down to the cellar to see the collection of antiquities in the Egyptian exhibit. A guide will lead you through the castle, which is still the residence of the Earl of Carnarvon. If you're traveling with a young child, you'll have to leave your stroller in the front hall (space is limited). A visit to Highclere Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Newbury trip planner to plot your vacation.
Create an itinerary including Highclere Castle
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Highclere Castle Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,791 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • I cannot wait until I can visit here again. The grounds are beautiful and the house tucked away. Everything is well kept and in perfect condition. Advised to book before you go. You will not be disapp...  more »
  • We visited the castle on March 18, 2019. We were greeted by the current countess with a lovely introduction to the castle. You only get to see a small part of the house, but the library and entryway a...  more »
Google
  • Amazing place, the real history of the Castle is very interesting. The Egyptian exhibition is very good too. If you are a Downton Abbey Fan, you need to visit the Highclere Castle.
  • An absolute must for any Downton Abbey fan! It is truly like being on set. The interiors of some of the rooms are in a rather dilapidated state but other than that it is a great experience! The gardens are as beautiful as the castle. I highly recommend a long stroll through the perfectly manicured gardens following a tour of the castle itself. Autumn is an especially lively time to visit. Beware of muddy areas where you park your car.
Places to stay near Highclere Castle

Plan your trip to Newbury

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Newbury

View all >
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 3​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h

Side trips from Newbury

4.0
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 6​h
4.6
Duration: 4​h

Hidden gems in Newbury

4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in Newbury

4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Kid-friendly things to do in Newbury

2.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
2.9
Duration: 4​h

Parks in Newbury

4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.9
Duration: 2​h