Exclusive Showing of the First Downton Abbey Film. Wed 15th December 2021.


Exclusive Showing at Highclere Castle of
The First Downton Abbey Film
hosted by
The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon
Wednesday 15th December 2021


Dress Code: Smart
Ticket Price: £225pp


Imagine stepping into the real Downton Abbey to watch the first Downton Abbey Film. Is there any better Christmas experience than watching the magical screening in the Library of Highclere Castle?

This is the perfect opportunity for Downton Abbey fans to enjoy watching the beloved Crawley family and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives, ahead of the King and Queen of England’s arrival, whilst being within the real-life film set itself! 

When you arrive at Highclere Castle, you will first set eyes on the twinkling Christmas trees leading you up the main driveway to the front door of the Castle, before you step into the warmth of the House and are welcomed into the Saloon for a special Guided Tour of the Castle State Rooms and Gallery Bedrooms.


After your Tour, you will be invited into the Library for the screening of the first Downton Abbey film.

Following the screening, you will be guided into the cellars. Here you will find not Mrs Patmore, but in fact the Egyptian Exhibition, which tells the story of the tomb of Tutankhamun. 

As you leave the Exhibition, the butlering team will take you into the Christmas Marquee for a delicious glass of Champagne and a tempting plate of food prepared by Highclere’s chefs. 


Group A 
Group A ticketholders Guided Tour begins promptly at 10:00am at the front door of the Castle. Following your Guided Tour, you will be welcomed into the Library, with popcorn, to take your seats for the Downton Abbey Film.

After the film, you will be shown to the Egyptian Exhibition to explore, before heading into the Christmas Marquee to enjoy a light lunch. Your lunch will be served at approximately 1:30pm. Following this, you will have the opportunity to explore the Gardens and visit the Gift Shop. Departure time is 3:30pm.

Group B
Group B ticket holders Guided Tour begins promptly at 2:00pm at the front door of the Castle. Following your Guided Tour, you will be welcomed into the Library, with popcorn, to take your seats for the Downton Abbey Film.

After the film, you will be shown to the Egyptian Exhibition to explore, before heading into the Christmas Marquee to enjoy a light supper. Your supper will served at approximately 5:30pm. Should you wish to visit the Gardens and Gift Shop, Group B ticket holders are welcome to do so from 1:00pm, before their Guided Tour. Departure time is 7:30pm.

Please select either 'Group A' or 'Group B' and also your choice of Standard or Vegetarian menu from the drop down boxes below. Click HERE to view our Christmas Menus.

Your tickets are sent by email at the end of the purchase. Please do check your "junk" folder. A copy of your tickets will also be left in your account in this website for you to print whenever you choose before you arrive here.

Please familiarise yourself with our Terms and Conditions and FAQ pages prior to purchase. As you checkout, there are a number of reminders that the tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Please note that dogs (guide dogs excepted) are not allowed within the Grounds.

Downton Abbey photographs shown here are used by kind permission of Focus Features LLC.


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