"Christmas at Highclere"
Welcome Talk by Lady Carnarvon and Guided Castle Tours
Please note that there is no concession rate available for the event.
In the final days before Christmas, is there anywhere better to get into the festive spirit? Join Lady Carnarvon at Highclere Castle as you take your seat in front of the spectacular Christmas Tree, in the heart of the Castle. Lady Carnarvon will give an introduction and insight into "Christmas at Highclere".
After this, our knowledgeable guides will take you on a tour through the Castle’s State Rooms, up the Staircase and around the Gallery Bedrooms. Guests are then invited to descend to the cellars, to explore at your leisure the fascinating Egyptian Exhibition that tells the story of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. The Exhibition contains antiquities from the earlier tombs in the Valley of the Nobles and Valley of the Queens.
Our guides have exceptional knowledge of the building, works of art and furniture with plenty of anecdotes to share with you. As you continue your tour around the Castle, you will recognise the very familiar rooms used in both Downton Abbey films and Christmas specials.
Following your tour please enjoy your complimentary homemade soup, sandwiches, Christmas cake and a hot drink before the all-important Christmas shopping in our Castle Gift Shop, where we are delighted to offer you a complimentary signed copy of Lady Carnarvon’s book ‘Christmas at Highclere’.
Morning Admission begins at 10:00am for your talk, we suggest you arrive at the front door 10 minutes before your entry time into the Castle to be seated in the Saloon. The suggested departure time is 1:30pm.
Afternoon Admission begins at 12:30pm for your talk, we suggest you arrive 10 minutes before your entry time into the Castle to be seated in the Saloon. The Grounds close at 4:00pm as it gets dark. If you wish to look round the Gardens before your talk and tour, please do so from 11:00am.
Please note the Gardens and Grounds will close promptly at 4.00pm.
Dress code for the event is smart/casual; please wear sensible footwear for the Gardens.
Numbers are limited and we ask you to book in advance via this page.
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