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Highclere Castle, Newbury

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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.
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  • Great to see and to do with it. Wonderful experience to see the set of Downton Abbey. Really an experience. What a beauty. Also the gardens are a great experience. We were very impressed. A tea in the beautiful garden. You can imagine yourself really so many years back in time.
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  • This is one of the most unfriendly dog welcoming place I have ever visited. Not even allowed to walk my companion dog on the tarmac entrances or edit without being told off. Be warned and don't come i...  more »
  • I had tried to visit Highclere Castle 2 years ago but the last season of Downton Abbey was being filmed so it was closed to the public. Traveling once again to England, this time without a rental care...  more »
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  • Absolutely a high point of my vacation. I was especially enchanted by the grounds. We actually happened upon the gardener who was so proud of his work and rightly so. Do not miss the tea and scones!
  • The castle was wonderful. My visit included attending their 1920's garden party. Both the castle and grounds were lovely.
  • Enjoyable visit. An absolute must for every Downton Abbey fan. Don't miss the Egyptian artifacts, though.
  • Nice place to take ya misses to for anniversary suprise. Nicely done, could do with making the house more tourist friendly. But all in all a good morning out.
  • Had an amazing time here with my friend. Was hard to get tickets but we'll worth the wait. The drive up to the castle alone was exciting (We put the downton theme music on as we approached) and the exhibition inside was as fascinating as the castle. Had a cream tea which was lovely and recommend checking out the shop.

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