Mid Summer Special Opening

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The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon are opening their beautiful home on selected dates in June 2017 where you can experience a special Mid Summer Special Guided Tour of Highclere Castle.

Highclere Castle has been part of the Carnarvon family since the late seventeenth century. Whilst rich in treasure and steeped in history, Highclere retains the warmth and welcome of a much loved family home.

On arrival, you will be welcomed into the Saloon, which is at the heart of the Castle with a 50ft high glazed ceiling, a magnificent open fireplace and a gothic style minstrel gallery. Before you embark on your Tour, our guides will explain how they will help you explore some of the very familiar State Rooms for those of you who have loved the series “Downton Abbey”! 

The Tour will also take you round the Gallery and Castle Bedrooms.

 Our guides have exceptional knowledge of the building, artwork and furniture with plenty of anecdotes. 

 

 

After your house tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Egyptian Exhibition which tells the story and contains antiquities from the tombs that were discovered in Egypt by the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter nearly 100 years ago. 

 


Special Opening Dates:

  • Saturday, 3rd June 2017
  • Tuesday, 13th June 2017
  • Wednesday, 14th June 2017
  • Wednesday, 21st June 2017
  • Thursday, 22nd June 2017

Tickets are £120 per person which includes a guided tour of the Castle for a limited number of guests with plenty of time to view the Egyptian exhibition, grounds and gardens. Your ticket will also include complimentary refreshments and a copy of the Countess of Carnarvon’s new book ‘At Home at Highclere’.

Please select either a morning ticket, where you arrive at 10:30am departing at 1:30pm or an afternoon ticket where you arrive for 1.30pm departing at 4:30pm. The guided tour will commence at your chosen ticket start time. Please note that the gates to the Castle and Grounds will open no more than 1 hour prior your ticket time, grounds close promptly at 5.30pm. Dress code for the event is smart/casual, please wear sensible footwear for the Gardens.


 

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