We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
In high demand - travellers recommend booking ahead!
All photos (1,728)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“downton fan”(119 reviews)
“gift shop”(276 reviews)
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.
Newbury RG20 9RN, England
+44 1635 253210
Ways to Experience Highclere Castle
from USD 103.90
More Info
from USD 876.60
More Info
from USD 155.80
More Info
from USD 185.80
More Info
Reviews (2,656)
Filter reviews
2,509 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsegyptian exhibitiondownton fangift shopthe secret gardentv serieshoward carterlord carnarvonno photographycarnarvon familydownton connectionfamily homelady carnarvoncoach housefamily photosbattle promsking tut's tombgrounds are beautiful
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,509 reviews
Reviewed today

If you're a fan of Downton Abbey, don't miss this. We were lucky to score a talk and tour hosted by Lady Caernarvon and the location manager for the show. Great insights into how they picked locations and shot the scenes. The house is the...More

Thank D_and_J
Reviewed today via mobile

Went to visit Highclere on Sunday with our mum's. A mixed bunch, some downton fans, some art fans, some just loving visiting stately homes. The overall feel of our experience was that we should be grateful Highclere have allowed us in. So many people being...More

Thank Jojo1994
Reviewed yesterday

As a lover of history, and all things Downton and Egyptian, this was perfect for me. You do need to book well ahead - suggest booking a morning entry as this gives you plenty of time - you don't get thrown out when the afternoon...More

1  Thank barbara t
Reviewed yesterday

Things I need to remember next time: Get there early to secure a spot. Take a few chairs and plenty of water. Don't sit opposite a walkway The setting was wonderful and it was well organised. There was hoards of parking. I hadn't been to...More

Thank Stephens_reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I brought my other half here as she loves Downton Abbey and we were on the way back from Padstow. We both really enjoyed the place and the pictures in the rooms of the actors really helps to picture the filming etc I would recommend...More

Thank Ashley W
Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked ( you have to) the castle, grounds and the Egyptian exhibition. The castle is wonderful. Well run and with attendants in almost every room. Info sheets available telling you about the room you are in. The grounds are immaculate and look for the...More

Thank Shirley and Pau... D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It sort of says it all. If you’re a Downton fan you’ll love a visit to Highclere. I bought the afternoon ticket for my wife because I knew she’d be up for a visit to the site of one of her favourite programmes. A couple...More

Thank Mark N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Got there for approx.10am and already people entering the castle. Car parking easy and plentiful. If using HHA cards queue in the pre booked ticket queue even though you haven't as we found out ! Very enjoyable visit but not as much of the house...More

Thank ingfisher
Reviewed 6 days ago

Waited a long time to visit Highclere as opening days are limited but this visit was well worth the wait and the 2 hour journey. I am a huge fan of Downton Abbey so it was lovely to see its filming location but I also...More

Thank WorcsHornet
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a very spectacular place. Great house and gardens. The house really gives the feeling of being lived in with a lot of family pictures and recent paintings. The rooms are fascinating but the central hall steals the show. Really impressive. While it meant...More

Thank Rab P
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Molly J
14 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from helenelizabeth2011 | Reviewed this property |
We just turned up early on the day as online tickets were unavailable. They seemed to hold so many tickets back each day so those who arrive early can purchase them. The house is closing I think in September for filming but... More