Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2023

Be their guest and explore the history of the 1920s and ancient Egyptology as they celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun by the Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter, at the real Downton Abbey

The Castle will be open for self-guided tours throughout the weekend along with a display of original 1920’s costumes in the State Rooms, for those with Castle admission tickets.

Outside, there will be a display of living history re-enactors, live vintage musical performances and pop-up talks on a number of topics around the theme, for all types of ticket holders.

Their Tea Rooms will be open during the day offering a delicious selection of hot and cold food and drinks.

Why not also enjoy a cocktail from their Highclere Castle Gin Cocktail Bar, on the Castle Lawns?

  • Castle Tours
  • Entry to the Egyptian Exhibition
  • Specialist ‘Pop-Up’ Talks
  • Live Vintage Music
  • 1920s Costume Display
  • Vintage Car Display
  • Living History Reenactors
  • Meet and Greet Camels
  • Croquet on the Castle Lawns
  • Children’s Storytelling and Activities
  • Event Only
  • Event access with Self-Guided Tours of the Castle and Egyptian Exhibition.

All ticket holders are welcome to spend the whole day in the grounds and enjoy the entertainment between 10:00am – 5:00pm. Please note: 'Event Only' tickets do NOT include admission to the Castle.

Morning VIP Experience with Guided Tour at 9am:

Early Evening VIP Guided Tour Experience &
Event Ticket:


Highclere Castle Festival

Highclere Castle Festival

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