Christmas at Highclere 2022
Lavish, celebratory and utterly enchanting, Christmas at Highclere is celebration of one of the UK’s most beloved historic houses and the perfect gift for any Downton Abbey fan.
Step into the festive spirit as you tour the Castle State Rooms and Gallery Bedrooms, admire their Christmas decorations and discover their shopping marquee on the Castle lawns with a selection of handpicked stall holders.
There will also be a chance to explore Highclere’s winter garden (weather permitting).
- Entry to the Castle and Egyptian Exhibition as part of a limited number of guests so no crowds and the ability to truly relax and enjoy your day.
- Time to admire the Christmas decorations from the spectacular 24-foot-high Christmas tree in the Saloon to the gorgeous garlands winding down the staircases and innumerable floral decorations.
- An opportunity to sing along to Christmas carols.
- A chance to complete your Christmas shopping either from their comprehensive gift shop or from a selection of handpicked stall holders selling a variety of products from decorations to gifts and festive food.
- A signed copy of Lady Carnarvon’s book “Christmas at Highclere”.
- A festive scone and tea of coffee from the tearooms.
Highclere Castle is a historic building but disabled access is possible for most areas.
There is no lift, however, they provide photographic albums to enable visitors to look at some of the bedrooms on the first floor.
Wheelchairs are welcome around the Castle and in the Egyptian Exhibition (access to this is via the Courtyard at the back of the Castle).
It is not possible to bring motorised wheelchairs into the Castle but they are welcome on the paths around the lawns.
A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available for use by disabled members of the public within the Castle.
They would advise pre-booking with the Castle Office due to limited supply.
Due to the Castle being a private family home dogs are not permitted in the Castle, Exhibition or Gardens with the exception of assistance dogs.
Please note that if you wish to bring an assistance dog on site, they respectfully ask you to let them know in advance and to bring the correct livery and any corresponding paperwork.
Dogs are welcome on the public footpaths which run through part of the estate but please do ensure they are kept on a lead at all times due to their grazing livestock.
(Please note when the Castle is open to the public none of the public footpaths are accessible from the car parking area.
Any visitors wishing to walk before or after visiting the Castle need to park off of the estate).