Valentine's Champagne & Canapés Reception. Wednesday 14th Feb 2024

St. Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year so why not surprise your loved one and celebrate Valentine’s Evening at “the Real Downton Abbey”. 

We are delighted to welcome guests for an exclusive evening of Champagne and Canapés. 

Begin your evening in the Saloon, the heart of the Castle, with a delicious glass of Champagne before touring the State Rooms including the infamous Library, the beautiful Drawing Room and our Music Room with Napoleon’s desk to name but a few.

See behind the scenes of the many iconic moments of the film and TV series Downton Abbey including where Matthew proposed to Mary. 

You will also have the opportunity to go back in time in our Egyptian Exhibition. Housed in the Castle’s atmospheric cellars, this tells the story of the discovery of  the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 by the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter.  Castle Guides will be on hand throughout the evening to answer any questions you may have. 

Times: 6pm – 8:30pm.

All tickets must be booked in advance through this page.  Adult and Disabled Tickets for this event are £175.00.

A reduced-price ticket is available to the Carer of a paying, registered disabled visitor for £125.00.


Lounge Suits and Cocktail Dresses.


Your ticket will also include a complimentary signed coffee table book by Lady Carnarvon, "Seasons at Highclere".

All visitors will have an opportunity to visit the Gift Shop during the event if they wish to do so. 

Please note that photography is not permitted inside the Castle.

There are some charming pubs and hotels within 10 minutes of Highclere so please have a look at our main web site if you need somewhere to stay. Click the link HERE for more information.

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