Get an intimate look at Highclere Castle through a private tour with the estate’s owner, then sit down to a Highclere-inspired state dinner by our Executive Chef in your Royal Suite.
As a guest of Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, you’ll depart in a chauffeur-driven vintage Rolls-Royce and arrive at Highclere Castle, where you’ll soon be transported to a bygone era. Your destination is home to the eighth Countess of Carnarvon, who will reveal insights on her life and that of her predecessors. 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. Afterward, explore the gardens and woodlands with Highclere’s head gardener before indulging a decadent afternoon tea served in one of the castle’s State Rooms.
Return to the Hotel for your very own state banquet in your Royal Suite’s dining room, and enjoy a four-course dinner by Executive Chef Paolo Bellini, using original Highclere recipes and the finest local ingredients – giving you a true taste of what it was like to dine during the Golden Age setting of Downton Abbey.
This experience is subject to availability of Highclere Castle and must be booked at least three months in advance.