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Highclere Castle

Newbury RG20 9RN, England
+44 1635 253210
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Newbury RG20 9RN, England
+44 1635 253210
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Reviewed yesterday

We went for a special afternoon event in October. A very interesting castle tour and a beautiful home, which felt very lived in. Beautiful architecture, interesting furniture and pictures as well as guide had ample information about the castle and family. After tour tea in...More

Thank Tallsally2323
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place withnliads of history, beautiful gardens. 5th Earl discovered Tutenkamin tomb. They have displays and museum at Highclere

Thank Bryan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very lucky to get rather short notice tickets for a tour. Although expensive the tour is quite nice and is certainly still current with the series fresh in our minds and a possible movie in the works. In each space used for the...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked online for a specific time and whilst there was a queue to enter (not surprisingly), it didn't take long - and that was on the August Bank Holiday Monday. Plus the day was beautiful and sunny, which adds to the beauty of...More

Thank Phillip L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Except for the fact that i couldn't take pictures inside, I absolutely loved visiting here. Yes, I am a Downton Abbey fan so coming here was a dream come true, but the house and grounds by themselves are incredible and amazing and expansive! The decor...More

Thank Michele B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A brilliant day out & excellent value. The house, grounds & Egyptian exhibition. I've visited 4 times & every time I see something more. I love visiting this country house which feels like a home

Thank JudithSims
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as part of a small group tour from London and unfortunately it was pouring rain the entire time so we weren't able to enjoy the beautiful grounds. We toured the house but it was slow going with so many people inside trying to...More

Thank Angela E
Reviewed 1 week ago

naturally, you would expect these tours to be incredibly busy and popular so once you bypass the initial business it's an incredible day out! full of information and saw far more than we expected! won't give anything away but it is well worth a visit!

Thank deb_573820
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend lives about a half hour from Highclere Castle, and had no desire to visit. She was convinced there would be a ton of coaches filled with middle aged American women pouring into the site. I'm a big fan of the television show and...More

Thank Pinders
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very, very busy house due to It being the home of Downton (which meant nothing to me/kids as we've missed it!) Arrived c 1015 for a morning slot. It was incredibly busy and at times 'bumper to bumper' with people walking around...More

Thank mc2010uk
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9 October 2017|
Response from busterSolihull | Reviewed this property |
Most Americans have been taking the train to Newbury Railway Station and then taking a Taxi and arranging it to pick them back up . Hope this might help you Kind Regards
Debbie F
29 September 2017|
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Response from Bexpayne | Reviewed this property |
They are normally closed for weddings on Saturdays - best check the website it has dates they are open - summer 2018 dates are not released yet
Kenny M
11 September 2017|
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Response from Nigtay62 | Reviewed this property |
The quiet times are early morning when they first open or after 2:00pm. When we visited we only had to wait 5-10 minutes to get in.