Heroes at Highclere - Sat 8th/Sun 9th September

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September 1918 marked the beginning of the end of the First World War, culminating in the Armistice two months later.

The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon have chosen a weekend to welcome you to Highclere to mark this centenary, with entertainments, from costumes to vintage cars and planes, exhibitions,  tea, and  Castle tours.  Join us to raise money to support those who serve and those who save in today’s world.

Highclere Castle, a hospital in the First World War, will be open for tours. We hope you will join us to see a recreation of the operating theatre that stood in the Castle’s “Arundel” bedroom, costumes from the era, as well as entertainment and displays on the Lawns and Grounds.

Discover what it was like to arrive at a First World War Field Hospital, which will be created next to “Médecins Sans Frontières”, who will set up their modern Land Rover and Field Hospital which is still in use today.

Listen to some of the well-known authors and journalists in the Speakers’ tent, learn how to dance the Charleston with the Gatsby Guys and Girls and enjoy a fairground ride or two!


With vintage car displays, the Tiger–9 flying team, a tent detailing the history of flight, cream tea, football and more, it will surely show the Dowager Countess of Grantham what a weekend really is.

 “This weekend is to raise money for those who serve and those who save. There were many heroes who both died and survived during those terrible years as there are today. The lives of veterans or doctors, nurses or journalists were and are compromised in ways we can barely understand. Join us to support them. We hope Heroes at Highclere 2018 will be a fascinating and meaningful weekend”.

Lady Carnarvon

Entry times and Tickets

The event and entertainment in the grounds will be scheduled throughout each day from 9am – 6:30pm.  There is an option to purchase an ‘Event Only’ ticket without admission to the Castle. This ticket gives you the chance to explore the grounds and enjoy the various activities and entertainment taking place. If you do wish to tour the State Rooms, Gallery bedrooms and Egyptian exhibition in addition to the 'Heroes at Highclere' event, you can buy ‘Castle and Event Tickets’.

In order to help lessen queues, there are three admission times for the Castle: 

Group A
Please enter the Castle anytime between 9.30am and 12:00noon

Group B
Please enter the
Castle anytime between 12.30pm and 3:00pm

Group C
Please enter the Castle anytime between 3.30pm and 5:30pm

Last admission into the Castle and grounds is 5.30pm. The Castle closes at 6.30pm and Grounds close at 7pm.

All ticket options give you access to the 'Heroes at Highclere' event from 9:00am – 6:30pm.

Our Tearooms will be open from 9am, serving tea, coffee and croissants in the morning, then will continue to serve a selection of sandwiches, cakes, hot and cold drinks throughout the day.There will be vintage catering units, including Highclere’s own “Josephine”: the vintage cocktail van! (We please request that you don't bring any picnics or alcohol into this event on this particular weekend) 

Join us on the Sunday morning we are holding a short service at approximately 11.00am, to commemorate the airmen from World War Two who crashed in the hills around Highclere. We will unveil a statue to remember them.

They were American, Canadian, British and from New Zealand. Please do join us on the Lawns outside the Castle for this service, if you have bought Sunday Tickets.



Important note: We reserve the right to amend the proposed schedule of events and entertainment  in the event of adverse weather and cannot be held responsible for events outside of our control that may prevent planned entertainment taking place.

Below is a short video, courtesy of 'The Royal British Legion', which we include here for you to view.

 Ticket Prices:

Castle & Event.

Castle & Event.

Castle & Event.
Family Ticket
(2 adults, 2 children)

Castle & Event.
Armed Forces

Castle & Event.
Emergency Staff

Castle & Event.
NHS Staff

Castle & Event.
Over 60, Disabled, Student

Garden & Event Only.

Garden & Event Only.

£40.00 £20.00 £100.00 £32.00 £32.00 £32.00 £32.00 £20.00 £10.00


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These photographs are indicative of scenes from previous "Heroes at Highclere" events.

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Due to the popularity of the Castle, tickets purchased for a given date and entrance time cannot be exchanged, refunded or re-dated.

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