September: Costumes, Cocktails and Castle Tours. Sat 7th & Sun 8th


Costumes, Cocktails & Castle Tours 
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September 2019


Are you looking forward to seeing the Downton Abbey film? The film is scheduled to be released in the UK on September 13th 2019 and released in the USA on September 20th 2019. From a Highclere scene to the silver screen, join us at the "set" of the film of “Downton Abbey” for a weekend to remember with Tours of the Castle, admire a selection of costumes from the 1920’s era whilst sipping on some vintage inspired cocktails at Highclere’ s own cocktail van: “Josephine Vanessa”. 


Lord and Lady Carnarvon cordially invite you to attend this 1920’s event to enjoy the glamour, sophistication and glitz of the era alongside the beautiful backdrop of Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey.

Step back in time and delve into your wardrobe….. We invite you to come dressed in attire from the 1920’s, the setting for the later series of Downton Abbey and famous for the flappers!

Prizes will be given for best dressed in various categories including “best upstairs”, “best downstairs” and “best hat”. The outfits will be judged by Lord and Lady Carnarvon and some of the Highclere staff, the real Butlers... We hope you enter into the spirit of the event and enjoy putting your costume together.

Learn to dance the Charleston with The Gatsby Guys and Girls and listen as Alex Mendham and his Orchestra perform stylish music of the 1920’s. Ride on the carousel and admire the vintage cars parked outside the front of the Castle. Treat yourself to a traditional hair do in the “Vintage Victory Rollers” pop up hair salon or just admire our costume display of different outfits from the era. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explore the magnificent State rooms of the Castle, Gallery Bedrooms and Egyptian Exhibition and imagine yourself in your favourite scene.


A complimentary glass of Pimm’s is included within your ticket to commence in style. The Castle tea rooms will also be open through the day serving a variety of sandwiches, cakes, scones and meals. Each of the two days will follow the same format with Music and entertainment scheduled throughout the day.





The event is open from 10am – 6pm. All guests are welcome to spend all day at the event. Morning ticket holders will be able to enjoy entrance to the Castle between 10:30am – 12:30pm. Afternoon ticket holders will be able to enjoy entrance to the Castle between 12:30pm – 2:30pm. Guests who have purchased  Event Admission including a table for "Afternoon Tea at the Coach House" can enjoy entrance to the Castle any time between 10:30am and 2:30pm.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you for a roaring 1920’s weekend!


There is a choice of two ticket options:

Admission Option 1:
Costumes, Cocktails & Castle Tours Admission Ticket
Adult - £85pp 
Child - £30pp

Why not add an optional Highclere Afternoon Tea Picnic Hamper? - £50 for two persons.
The Picnic Hamper includes a selection of delicious cakes, scones and sandwiches and a Half Bottle of Joseph Perrier Champagne.

Please note that this is a set menu and we are unable to cater for any dietary requirements, nor can we guarantee that our products are either dairy free or nut free. 


Admission Option 2:
Costumes, Cocktails & Castle Tours Admission Ticket

Including  a Table for Seated 'Afternoon Tea at the Coach House'
situated off the Castle Courtyard - £115pp

There are three sittings for "Afternoon Tea at the Coach House" 1:15pm, 2:30pm and 3:45pm. The seating quantity available for each time will be displayed when you click the "number of tickets required" option.

We offer a choice of three menus: our standard menu, vegetarian or gluten-free. For details on our Set Menu for "Afternoon Tea at the Coach House", please click HERE.

Please note that we do not offer a Vegan menu, nor can we guarantee that our products are either DAIRY FREE or NUT FREE.


Select your preferred date from the calendar below where the colours in the calendar indicate availability. The website instructions will then guide you through to purchase. On completion of your purchase, your tickets will be emailed to you and also left in your account on this ticket website for you to print to paper before you arrive at the Castle.
(Note: we do NOT post your tickets).


Click HERE to view our Terms and Conditions and click HERE to view our Frequently Asked Questions. If you wish to read these pages, please do so BEFORE entering your ticket requirements here.


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Due to the popularity of the Castle, tickets purchased for a given date and entrance time cannot be exchanged, refunded or re-dated.

In order to avoid fraudulent tickets, please bring the credit/debit card used to pay for your admission tickets to present when you visit the Castle. If this is a problem, please ring the office on 01635 253210. Thank you for your help and cooperation.