Highclere Castle is only open on selected dates during 2024, 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, and our Highclere Castle tours are available in the Spring and Summer seasons. We also run a Highclere Castle shuttle bus, with entrance ticket and return minibus transport included from Central London.
Extra Tickets Added: Extra tickets available on our small group tour for December 5, 6, 7 and 19. For more details click here
During May 2024 there will be a week of special tours and talks at Highclere. It includes talks, a guided tour of the Castle State Rooms, Galleried Bedrooms and the Tutankhamun exhibition. There will also be time to explore the wonderful gardens. Tickets are limited and are included in our small group tour from London.
Summer 2024 – July, August & September
Our Highclere Tours include an entrance ticket to the Castle and a visit to the nearby Downton Abbey sites with convenient pickup and dropoff locations from and back to Central London. Available during summer 2024 opening dates.
July 7-31, excluding Fridays & Saturdays
August 1-29, excluding Fridays and Saturdays
September 1 & 2
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 2024 on the dates listed above. These tours are top-rated and get sold out well in advance. We strongly recommend booking once you have confirmed your travel dates.
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 the most iconic Downton Abbey filming locations in one day.
We also offer a direct Highclere Castle coach that includes Highclere Castle tickets with return transport from London on selected dates.
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. We can offer a private tour on any date when Highclere Castle is open. However, admission tickets unlike our group tours, must be purchased directly from the Highclere Castle website. Since Highclere Castle tickets get sold out well in advance, we recommend booking a private tour as soon as you have confirmed your travel dates.
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.
Tours from London are available on September 3 & 10 and October 10, 28 & 29. See further details here
To arrange a private Downton Abbey themed tour on these dates, please get in touch. Please note that we can only arrange tours on these dates if there are still tickets available to book on the Highclere Castle website.