Castle Tours & Magic of the Movies

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Castle Tours & Magic of the Movies

  • Castle Tours
  • Costume Exhibition
  • The Alex Mendham Jazz Band
  • Dancing with the Gatsby Girls
  • Vintage Car Exhibition
  • The chance to take part in our own “Magic of the Movie” film clip
  • Free glass of Pimms
  • Cream Teas
  • Prizes for the best dressed
  • Cocktail Bar
  • Croquet on the Castle Lawns
  • Enjoy the glamour, sophistication and glitz of the 1920's alongside the beautiful backdrop of Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey.Come dressed up as your favourite Downton Abbey Character and win a prize.

    Don't just watch the Gatsby Girls, learn to dance the Charleston with them. Treat yourself to a traditional hairdo in the “Vintage Victory Rollers” pop-up hair salon and enjoy traditional afternoon tea and scones whilst discussing whether it is jam or cream first with Highclere's very own butlering team.

  • Your ticket includes a complimentary glass of Pimm’s. The Castle Tea Rooms will be open throughout the day serving a variety of sandwiches, cakes, scones and hot meals. Each of the two days will follow the same format:
    • Gates open at 10am and close at 6pm.
    • Morning ticket holders tour the Castle between 10:30am – 12:30pm.
    • Afternoon ticket holders tour the Castle between 12:30pm – 2:30pm.
    • Guests who have purchased Event Admission including a table for "Afternoon Tea" can enjoy entrance to the Castle any time between 10:30am and 2:30pm.
    • All ticket holders are welcome to spend all day in the grounds.
    • Admission Ticket, Event Only:
      • Adult - £95pp
      • Disabled - £95pp
      • Carer - £55pp
      • Child - £30pp

      Upgrade Option:
      'Magic of the Movies'  & Castle Tours Admission Ticket plus "Picnic Afternoon Tea" Box +£60.00 (for 2 persons). The Picnic Box includes a selection of delicious cakes, scones and sandwiches and a Half Bottle of Joseph Perrier Champagne. To view our Set Menu for "Picnic Afternoon Tea", please click  HERE.

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