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Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)

Venue: Newbury

Friday 16 Apr 2021

Tickets Remaining: 20+

Ticket Prices:

  • up to 4 yrs £30.00
  • 5 - 16 yrs £44.00
  • 17+ yrs £50.00

Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)
All prices include entrance to the Castle, Gardens, Egyptian Exhibition and coach

Coach departs from Spalding at 8am

Highclere Castle has been the seat of the Carnarvon family since 1679, undergoing major rebuilding work over the centuries with the 3rd Earl of Carnarvon eventually hiring Sir Charles Barry to transform the home into the truly stunning mansion seen today. On entry to Highclere Castle, visitors will follow a route to view the state rooms, which include the saloon, library, dining room, music room, drawing room and smoking room. Visitors can then go up the red stairs to view some of the bedrooms and the gallery, before walking down the oak staircase back to the saloon, the heart of the house. Many of the rooms from the Downton Abbey series can be seen on the tour, including the parlor where the Crawleys take tea, the bedrooms and of course the dining room (the scene of many a family argument). The Castle was the seat, 100 years ago, of the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, who famously discovered the Tomb of the Egyptian Boy Pharaoh, Tutankhamun, in 1922 with his archaeological colleague, Howard Carter. Today, the 8th Earl and Countess have opened an Egyptian Exhibition throughout the cellars of the Castle to celebrate the 5th Earl’s achievements. Enjoy the castle gardens, visiting White Border, the Secret Garden and the Wood of Goodwill

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