Christmas Fair: Wed, 5th & Thu, 6th December 2018


The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon are delighted to welcome you to the Christmas Fair at Highclere Castle.  Admire our spectacular Christmas tree, the Christmas decorations, enjoy the carol singers in the Saloon and  shop for all your Christmas presents at the stalls, which fill the State Rooms in the Castle and the courtyard behind.   These two days are in aid of Thames Valley Air Ambulance and St Michaels & All Angels Church, Highclere. 


The ticket (£25 per person) includes entry to  the Fair in the Castle and the Courtyard, to Castle Gift Shop, Tearooms  and Gardens. (Please see the detail in the table below).  If you wish to walk round the Gallery and see the  Bedrooms  we would suggest a  donation of £3 or more to the Thames Valley Air Ambulance who you will find by the Staircase! 

You may also upgrade your ticket for an additional £5 to explore the  Egyptian Exhibition housed in the cellars of the Castle.


The Fair opens at 9.30am with  last admission at 2.30pm, whilst the ground will then close at 4.30pm. Tickets are split into two admission times. We ask morning ticket holders to  enter the Castle and Fair between 9.30am and 12noon and afternoon tickets holders to  enter the Castle and Fair between 12noon and 2.30pm . Please do stay as long as you would like util we close.

Guests are welcome to enjoy warming coffees and  croissants in the morning  in the Castle tearooms, whilst choosing  from a traditional selection of foods for lunch, including homemade soups, sauage rolls, hot homemade paninis, delicious scones and cakes.  We look forward to seeing you!
 



 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 



The following ticket options are available:

Ticket Category

Adult Price

Child Price*

Christmas Fair

£25.00

£5.00

 

Ticket Category

Adult Price

Child Price*

Bedroom Suggested Donation

£3

£3

Egyptian Exhibition Upgrade

£5

£5


*A child ticket is for those aged 4-16 years of age. Children under the age of 4 will receive free admission.
 

For these two days of special festive opening we are unable to offer any discounted rates or free admission for HHA members. However, as per our normal policy, a necessary carer of a registered disabled visitor will receive free admission.


Tickets for the Christmas Fair must be pre-booked using the date selector below. Tickets are sold online through this website and orders cannot be taken via the telephone.


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