Welcome to Christmas at Highclere 2022 


“I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know. Where the treetops glisten, and children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow."

Highclere cannot promise snow – we will try and pray - but we hope we can offer some beautiful tours, teas, carols, book talks and shopping, as well as a chance to see the New Era Downton film in the real “Downton Abbey.” The programme ends as ever with a performance of a Christmas Carol in the Castle Saloon.

In the centenary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun by the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter and the publication of my book “The Earl and the Pharaoh” this year's Christmas decoration theme is inspired by Ancient Egypt. We have been working on it for the last four months in the background and there are some magical colours to light up the darker days.  

We very much look forward to welcoming you.

"May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve."





Evening Castle Tours and Shopping for Gifts 6-7 Dec 2022 - COMING SOON
Exclusive Showing of Downton Abbey: A New Era 10 Dec 2022 - COMING SOON
Talk by Lady Carnarvon and Guided Castle Tours 18-19 Dec 2022 - COMING SOON
Christmas Friends of Highclere Castle Dec 2022 - COMING SOON