Jul 9th - Sept 6th: Summer Admission Tickets

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Summer Public Opening Dates

Sunday 9th July - Wednesday 6th September (Sunday to Thursday only).
The Estate is closed on Fridays and Saturdays, with no opportunity to see the Castle.


For those with pre-booked tickets (now sold out): For those without pre-booked tickets:

You have guaranteed entry to the Castle at your given time and date and may wish to book Afternoon Tea at the Coach House (subject to availability).

Admission times refer to the period within which you should begin your visit to the Castle and Exhibition.

Visitors are welcome to visit the Tea Rooms, Gardens and Gift Shop all day, regardless of ticket type.

All tickets are issued as e-tickets and are sent via attachment to a confirmation email. Tickets may also be printed from your online account with Highclere Castle’s Gift Shop under ‘Shop & Tickets’.

We will have walk up tickets available to purchase on each day of Public Opening. Please see our team at Visitor Reception.

These tickets cannot be pre-booked/reserved but instead must be purchased on your arrival at the gate.

Our quieter periods are between 9:00am-10:00am or after 2:00pm. Last admission is 4pm. 

Please note: In extreme cases, due to the number of people on site, we may have to stop selling walk up tickets. As such, we cannot guarantee entry for those without pre-booked tickets.

The Estate opens at 9:30am.

The Castle Tearooms are open from 9:30am.
The Gift Shop is open from 9:30am until 5pm.

Last Entry to the Estate, Castle and Exhibition is 4pm.

For visitors already admitted, the Castle closes at 5pm and the Estate closes at 6pm.

The next opportunity to buy pre-booked tickets for the Castle is Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September.
Immerse yourself in all that the Real Downton Abbey has to offer: embark on tours of the Castle and Exhibition, perhaps enjoy a traditional fairground game or two on the lawn, before indulging in a delicious picnic lunch and a glass of Pimm's. All included in your ticket.

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If you have already purchased tickets you can use the button below to login, then view, download and print them.

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Please print your tickets and bring them along with you on the day of 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.

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.