Talk by Lady Carnarvon and Guided Castle Tours. 18-19 Dec 2024

"Christmas at Highclere"

Talk by Lady Carnarvon &
Guided Castle Tours

18th and 19th December 2024

Adult:  £140
Disabled:  £140
Carer:  £85

In the final days before Christmas, is there anywhere better to get into the festive spirit? Join Lady Carnarvon at Highclere Castle for a festive talk and guided tour of the Castle.

Gather in the Saloon in front of the spectacular Christmas Tree for a short introduction to "Christmas at Highclere" led by Lady Carnarvon.

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 familiar rooms used in both Downton Abbey films and Christmas specials.

Following your tour please enjoy some delicious homemade soup, 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. Please ensure that you collect your complimentary book during your visit, as we will be unable to post these after the event. To purchase tickets for this event, please see the date selection calendar below.

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