Summer 2018 Admission Tickets: July to August

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All our online pre-booked tickets for our 2018 Summer Public Opening have now been sold except for Thursday 23rd August. However, we still have tickets available for our special charity weekend: 'Heroes at Highclere'.This weekend marks the end of our Summer season before filming for the Downton Abbey Movie beginsClick HERE for details.

There are walk-up tickets each day we open which you can buy when you arrive. You will still be able to see the Castle, Egyptian Exhibition and Gardens. Please do note the Castle is closed on Fridays and Saturdays of each week and closes finally for the summer public opening season on Tuesday 4th September. This year alone, Highclere's team, led by Lady Carnarvon, is utterly dedicated to our "Heroes" weekend whichtakes place in the  calendar just before Highclere  and Downton resume their filming roles. Through the Autumn there are, nevertheless, a few special guided tours in between the other "events" which are again listed on this website. 

On the remaining August days, walk up tickts are available to purchase either from 9.30 am or after 2pm. The Castle is often quiet and peaceful in the afernoon, it is a good time to visit.  Last entry to the Castle or the Exhibition is 4pm, and the Castle and Exhibition each close at 5pm. Therefore  if  you wish to see both, you must enter either by 3pm.  The grounds and car park will close at 6pm.  

The Castle Tearooms are open from 9:30am where you can enjoy teas, coffees, croissants and pastries for breakfast. A choice of hot food, sandwiches, soups, salads, scones and cakes are available later in the day. The Gift Shop will also be open at these times for you to browse the  selection of gifts, books, homeware, food, plants and planters for your garden.






Please select your date from the calendar below where the colours in the calendar indicate availability. The website then guides you throughthe purchase.











Please note that your tickets will not be posted to you. They are sent by email at the end of the purchase. On completion of your order, your tickets will be left in your account in this website for you to print whenever you choose prior to your visit.


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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.

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