Visit the real Downton Abbey

Newbury, Hampshire

Do you love period drama? Want to follow in the Crawley family’s footsteps? Experience the setting of Downton Abbey at Hampshire’s Highclere Castle.

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Home of the Carnarvon family, sprawling Highclere Castle is set within 1,000 acres of parkland. Longstanding friend of the family Julian Fellowes wrote the Downton Abbey script with this estate in mind and the setting has become home to the fictional Crawley family and their staff.

At Highclere you can immerse yourself in the opulent rooms and lush gardens used during filming. From the grand library to the generous bedrooms, step back in time and imagine yourself as one of the characters in the popular period drama.

After exploring the house and gardens you can travel further in to the past at the estate’s rare Egyptian exhibition. The 5th Earl of Carnarvon discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb and his story is told here.

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