Highclere Castle is only open on selected dates during 2021, which gives an opportunity for the public to discover the location of the real Downton Abbey. Entrance tickets are available in the morning and afternoon, with Highclere Castle tours available in the Spring and Summer Season. We also run a Highclere Castle shuttle bus, with entrance ticket and return minibus transport included from Central London.
Opening Dates 2021
These are the opening dates at Highclere Castle for their spring & summer admission, as well as the “Living in a Castle” special event. We offer group tours from London to Highclere Castle on these dates.
Our Highclere shuttle bus includes entrance ticket & transfer from Central London. Available during summer 2021 opening dates.
11-29 July, 2021, open every day except on Fridays and Saturdays
August 2021 – open every day except on Fridays and Saturdays
1-2 & 5-7 September, 2021
May 2022 – Living in a Castle
From Saturday 7th May to Friday 13th May 2022, a special tour called “Living in a Castle” takes place at Highclere Castle. It will include a talk by Lady Carnarvon, a guided tour of the Castle State Rooms, Galleried Bedrooms and gardens. Tickets are limited and are included in our small group tour from London.
Highclere Castle Tours
Our Highclere Castle tours are the perfect way of getting to the castle from London. We offer several different Highclere Castle tours which are available in 2021 on many of the dates listed above. These tours are top-rated and often get sold out well in advance.
Our Highclere Castle day trip includes a visit to Highclere Castle and a tour of the nearby Downton Abbey filming locations including the real-life Downton village. This is the perfect tour if you want to see all of the most important Downton Abbey filming locations in one day.
Our shuttle bus tour includes an entrance ticket to Highclere Castle and transportation from Central London. This is the perfect tour if you are just looking for an easy way to get to Highclere Castle from London.
Finally, our private tour to Highclere Castle is ideal if you are looking to travel from London in a private vehicle and spend the day exploring the castle and nearby filming locations.
Special Tours & Events
Highclere Castle hosts a number of special tours and events. These take place on different dates during Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. The special tours are open to a limited number of guests.
Magic of the Movies 2021
11 & 12 September 2021
Real Lives & Film Sets 2021
14, 20, 21, 28 September 2021
15-17, 19, 25 & 29 October 2021
1, 3, 13, 14 & 17 November 2021
26-29 November 2021
1, 2, 4, 5 & 14 December 2021
Special Wintertime Tours – 2022
8, 9, 13, 20 & 29 January 2022
5 & 27 February 2022
Springtime Castle Guided Tours 2022
5, 6, 12, 13, 23, 24, 30 & 31 March 2022
5 April 2022
Highclere Castle Dates – Summer 2022
Opening dates for Highclere Castle in spring and summer 2022 have not yet been released. Fill out our form below and we’ll let you know when they are!