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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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  • The house was wonderful but glad we booked the morning as it was quieter than the afternoon. Each room has a very knowledgeable person to tell you about the history of the room.Lots of pictures from t...  more »
  • Excellent visit to such a well known place. Took approx an hour to visit the interior of the house. The number admitted at a time was controlled, but you could view at your own pace.Plenty of staff if...  more »
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  • Amazing place, the real history of the Castle is very interesting. The Egyptian exhibition is very good too. If you are a Downton Abbey Fan, you need to visit the Highclere Castle.
  • An absolute must for any Downton Abbey fan! It is truly like being on set. The interiors of some of the rooms are in a rather dilapidated state but other than that it is a great experience! The gardens are as beautiful as the castle. I highly recommend a long stroll through the perfectly manicured gardens following a tour of the castle itself. Autumn is an especially lively time to visit. Beware of muddy areas where you park your car.
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