Christmas Tours & Carols. 5th-8th December 2024

Christmas at Highclere:
Castle Tours & Carols

Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th December 2024

Step into the festive spirit! Tour the Castle State Rooms and Gallery Bedrooms, admire our Christmas decorations and enjoy listening to traditional carols and music as you explore the rooms before stopping for warming mulled wine and other traditional fayre. There will also be a chance to explore Highclere’s winter garden (Great British weather permitting!).

Your ticket includes:

•    Entry to the Castle and Egyptian Exhibition, plus time to admire the Christmas decorations; from the spectacular 24-foot-high Christmas tree in the Saloon to the gorgeous garlands winding down the staircases and more.

•    A chance to enjoy Christmas carols.

•    The opportunity to browse Highclere’s Gift shop

•    A signed copy of Lady Carnarvon’s book, “Christmas at Highclere”.

Tickets are split into four admission times:

  • Morning ticketholders can enter the Castle at any time between 9.30am and 11:30am
  • Midday ticketholders can enter the Castle at any time between 11:30am and 1:30pm
  • Afternoon ticketholders can enter the Castle at any time between 1:30pm and 3:30pm
  • Sunset ticketholders can enter the Castle at any time between 3:30pm and 5:30pm (the advantage for this time is the twinkling lights in the darkness!).

All visitors are welcome to enjoy the Gardens and Grounds from 9:30am – 5:00pm, with the exception of Sunset ticketholders, who are welcome onsite until 6:30pm. Please note there will no access to the Castle until your scheduled admission time.



The Tea Rooms and Gift Shop will be open and accessible all day, as will be the Gardens, weather permitting.

You will also be able to purchase warming coffees and croissants in the morning and a traditional selection of foods for lunch from our Tea Rooms, including delicious homemade soup made in the Castle kitchens, sandwiches, scones and cakes.

For these three days of special festive opening, we are unable to offer any discounted rates or free admission for HHA members.

The following ticket options are available:

Ticket Category Price
Adult - Castle, Exhibition & Gardens £65.00
Disabled - Castle, Exhibition & Gardens £65.00
Carer - Castle, Exhibition & Gardens £35.00
Child - Castle, Exhibition & Gardens * £15.00






* A child ticket is for those aged 4-16 years of age. Children under the age of 4 will receive free admission. Please note that children's tickets do not include a copy of “Christmas at Highclere”.

Tickets for any of our Public Opening events must be pre-booked. We will not be selling additional tickets on the day. Tickets are sold online through this website. Orders cannot be taken via the telephone.

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