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Address: Newbury RG20 9RN, England
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Designed by Sir Charles Barry, architect of the Houses of Parliament, this...

Designed by Sir Charles Barry, architect of the Houses of Parliament, this is considered to be one of the finest Victorian homes still in existence, which houses fine furniture and works of art.

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DOwnton Abbey's Castle...all this and high tea at Valentine's Day weekend too

LOVED IT? The castle is about 75 minutes outside of London and well worth the visit, even if you're not a Downton Abbey fan. There is SO much to see ...a castle in really good... read more

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Mahopac, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

LOVED IT? The castle is about 75 minutes outside of London and well worth the visit, even if you're not a Downton Abbey fan. There is SO much to see ...a castle in really good shape, furnishings that were used in the miniseries, a museum f Egyptology (a previous Lord Carnarvon financed Carter's numerous excavations, culminating in the discovery f... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in the summer and enjoyed the day so much when we saw the Christmas dates we had to go again. The summer was amazing with the gardens all being in bloom. At Christmas we enjoyed the decorations and singers in the main hall made it extra special.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a last minute detour when we realized we were so close as we were driving from London to Bath, a beautiful day to take the tour through this famous old stately house, the grandeur of days gone by, set out on massive tended grounds, worth the stop and see even if you aren't a fan of Downton Abbey.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it. Everything was top draw. The tour was pleasant and informative. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The valentines tea was scrummy and we ate every morsel. King tuts exhibition was very interesting. The only disappointment was that it was such a bitterly cold day we were too cold to explore the grounds. Hubby has promised a return visit... More 

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East Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The house is fabulous, the staff helpful and friendly and the history is fascinating. BUT we went on a special Valentine private tour and tea and it was frustrating to see that would could have been a really special experience was poorly thought through in some respects. I felt the little talks as we toured the property could have been... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a fan of Downtown Abbey and always wanted to visit the house but not at peak season. This was just perfect. Around 40 people were at the 10.30 tour yesterday. It was lovely to be greeted by the guides and Lady Carnarvon with a lab Alfie. Lady Carnarvon joined our tour at the beginning to add a depth... More 

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milton keynes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought tickets for the Christmas fair and paid extra (all in the name of charity) to go upstairs and see the rooms and balconies overlooking the entrance. What can I say? It's all and more than we expected it to be, as you walk through the rooms you get a sense of those that have been lucky to have... More 

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite places that I've ever visited. The house itself is stunning but the grounds are also very well kept and they offer surprises around every corner. The staff here is a joy and I really had a lovely time learning about the history of the house. I'll be keen to go back to Highclere one... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highclere is english heritage at its best, a stunningly beautiful building inside and out. The grounds are lovely to walk around and have a picnic and lounge in the sun. A lovely relaxing day out. I should imagine The Battle of The Proms held there every year would be truely amazing .

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tickets for touring Highclere Castle are only available for certain times of the year. We went in early September. We were staying in London. We took the National Rail Train to Newbury Station from Paddington Station in London. From Newbury Station, we took a taxi to Highclere Castle. The fare was less than £20. If you've seen the show Downton... More 

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