Highclere Castle - Downton Abbey - Tue 2nd April 2024

Highclere Castle - Downton Abbey - Tue 2nd April 2024
From GBP £52.00
  • Duration: 1 Days
  • Product code: PQDP6T

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Set in over 1000 acres of stunning 18th century parkland designed by Capability Brown and home of the Earl of Carnarvon, Highclere has been described as the finest Victorian House in existence and now, of course, is known all around the world, as the home of Downton Abbey. Created by Sir Charles Barry who also designed the Houses of Parliament, the castle has a magnificent library and drawing room with the highlight being The Saloon with its 50ft vaulted ceilings. 

We also include admission to the Egyptian Exhibition. In 1922, the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun at Luxor - a massive event in modern history. There is an excellent exhibition at the castle spread over six rooms cataloguing the Earl’s fascination with Egypt including a magnificent reproduction of the sarcophagus.

Outside, you can explore the beautiful gardens and parkland. Tearoom on site & café for lunch - alternatively you may like to bring food for lunch. Very limited places.

Price includes entrance to house, exhibition & gardens.

Dropping off point - Coach Park, 2 minute walk to House.
Arrival time – 11.15am approx.
Departure time - 3.30pm approx (TBC by driver on day)
Return to the local area - 4.30/5.30pm approx.