Highclere Castle

The real Downton Abbey

Discover true Downton life at the beautiful Highclere Castle

Widely agreed to be one of the most stunning Victorian castles in the country, a visit to the breathtaking Highclere Castle is a must for history buffs and Downton Abbey fans alike. Home to the Carnarvon family since 1679, take time to wander the beautiful 1,000 acre grounds and state rooms and discover the fascinating Egyptian artifacts from the 5th Earl of Carnarvon’s collection, who famously discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922. Just 19 minutes away.

Make sure to check when the castle is open on the Highclere Castle website before you visit as it is often closed for filming.


To book your stay or stop for a bite to eat, call our team on 01635 247550 or email info@crabandboar.com.

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