Cakes and Concertos: 3rd June

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Cakes & Concertos

Join us for Castle Tours, Cakes & Scones, Concertos & Songs!

Sunday June 3rd 2018

Castle Tour Entry Times:
11am or 1pm

All tickets allows visitors to the enjoy the Music, Gardens and Gift Shop throughout the event from 11am - 4pm. 

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Newbury Spring Festival, we are delighted to announce a special event at Highclere Castle.

Not merely will you be able to explore the Castle but you can join us to enjoy musical performances, including Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, from an ensemble of period musicians in different areas of the Gardens looking across an Arcadian summer park, with music by Sansara in the old walled Monks’ Garden, and a jazz band by the 18th century temple.

Weather permitting, you will find chairs and tables with scones and cakes near each Garden Concert.

The musical performances will  reflect the style and atmosphere of the huge variety of gardens around the Castle.

The Newbury Spring Festival is an international and renowned two weeks in May bringing together outstanding musicians and focuses on introducing children to the joy of performance as well as listening.


Your tickets include Tours of the Castle for a limited number of guests, an opportunity to explore the Egyptian exhibition in our cellars, access to the Gardens with music and complimentary refreshments.  Each ensemble will offer two performances so that you can wander at will.

There are two entry times to tour the Castle for either 11am or 1pm.

Please note that tickets are limited. All visitors are welcome to enjoy the Gardens, Music and Gift Shop throughout the day from 11am – 4pm. 

If the weather is inclement we will, nevertheless, make the best of British weather and go ahead with the event but all musicians will be re-located within the Castle or Tea Rooms!

*Please note that the programme and artists may be subjec to change for this event. 

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