Visit Highclere Castle where the award winning TV series was filmed. A Highclere Castle guided tour is now a very popular and fascinating experience for fans of history and of the Downton Abbey TV series and film. 2024 dates now published.
Highclere Castle is one of England's most beautiful Victorian Castles set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland The Carnarvon family has lived at Highclere since 1679, and the current Castle stands on the site of an earlier house, which in turn was built on the foundations of the medieval palace owned by the Bishops of Winchester for some 800 years
Visitors follow a route through the Castle though rooms with guides in each State room happy to share anecdotes and information. Visitors can then go up the Red Stairs to view some of the Bedrooms and the Gallery before walking down the Oak staircase to the Saloon in the heart of the Castle.
Why not spend some time enjoying the parklands created by Lancelot “Capability” Brown who also designed the grounds of Blenheim Palace, or indulge yourself with tea and cake at one of the tea rooms once you have finished touring the Castle?
Downton Abbey was winner of best mini-series at the Golden Globes, Downton Abbey is the most successful British period drama since Brideshead Revisited, with ratings exceeding 10 million viewers. Downton Abbey follows the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them, whose lives were changed forever during the First World War. The world of Highclere Castle and Downton Abbey were changed irrevocably by the First World War
The most famous prehistoric monument in the world, and now a world heritage site, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years and it has been home to pagan religion and spiritual worship, not to be mention public debate ever since. What was this vast collection of stones intended for? Was it an observatory of the moon, a temple to the sun, or an elaborate cemetery? Who were the people who carried and carved these 40 ton rocks? Come and unlock the secrets for yourself and marvel at this remarkable and mysterious feat of ancient engineering and design.
2024 Tour Departures:
April: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
May: 1,2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 29, 30, 31
July: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
August: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31
September: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
PRIVATE TOUR OPTION:
Only want to travel with your family or chosen group? Why not book the entire vehicle and take a private tour? Choose this Stonehenge itinerary from only £123 per person! View our Custom Tours
PRIVATE DOWNTON ABBEY TOURS are also available on other dates (Apr, May, Jul, Aug and Sep 2024). In addition tours are available to Downton Country locations on other dates. Private group tours do NOT have to include Stonehenge
(£129 per person - minimum 4)
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