A Day at Downton Abbey

  • Red velvet sofa, bench in front of antique iron fireplace under library shelves, soaring ceilings

Travel back in time with an intimate after-hours visit to Highclere Castle – the principal filming location of the television series “Downton Abbey.”


As guests of Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, you’ll be driven to the castle in a Rolls-Royce for your behind-the-scenes tour of the opulent estate. Set amidst 405 hectares (1,000 acres) of magnificent gardens and forests, Highclere Castle has served as the Carnarvon family home since 1679. During your exclusive tour, you’ll encounter centuries-old works of art, architecture and interior design, along with antiques and a permanent Egyptian exhibit celebrating the fifth Earl of Carnarvon’s discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb with his archaeology partner Howard Carter in 1922. As you explore the castle and its grounds, learn about Highclere’s fascinating history and the British aristocrats who have called it home for centuries – a cast of characters as intriguing as anything you’ll ever see on television.

This experience is subject to the availability of Highclere Castle and must be booked at least three months in advance.

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