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GRANTHAM ACCESS Behind-The-Scenes Tour Of Downton Abbey With Private Dining

Highclere Castle

Limetree Avenue Basingstoke and Deane RG20 9LR United Kingdom


Visit the majestic Highclere Castle, the country house that brought Downton Abbey to life. Relive your favourite scene as you glide down the grand oak staircase like Lady Mary or take in the Jackdaws Castle where Lady Edith so often found herself.

"You will recognise where so many of your favourite scenes were shot, so many memorable lines uttered"


  • Champagne on arrival, tea, coffee and homemade biscuits at the Saloon

  • Private tour of the Main State rooms and Castle bedrooms & of the Egyptian Exhibition

  • Exclusive private hire of the State Dining Rooms, including:

  • Three course meal from the State Dining Room Menu including Mineral water and house wine

  • Finish in style with coffee and petit fours

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30-Day Refunds, Unlimited Exchanges

Instant E-Certificate Delivery

1 Year Validity


Step into the world of Edwardian elegance with an exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Downton Abbey, coupled with a private dining experience at the iconic Highclere Castle. This unique experience offers unparalleled access to the grand rooms and secret spaces of the castle, famously known as the setting for the acclaimed television series, Downton Abbey. Guests will be guided through the magnificent state rooms, the luxurious library, and the exquisite drawing room, gaining insight into the historical and architectural significance of each area.

After the tour, guests will indulge in a private dining experience within the castle's opulent surroundings. The meal is carefully curated to reflect the sophistication and style of Highclere Castle, providing an unforgettable culinary journey. This experience not only allows fans of Downton Abbey to immerse themselves in the splendour of the series' setting but also offers a rare glimpse into the daily life of the estate's past and present.

More About Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle, located in Hampshire, England, is an architectural masterpiece designed by Sir Charles Barry. Completed in 1842, it is a prime example of Jacobethan style, blending Jacobean and Elizabethan elements. The castle is set amidst 5,000 acres of parkland, designed by the renowned landscape architect Capability Brown.

Highclere Castle gained global fame as the primary filming location for the acclaimed television series Downton Abbey. Its stunning interiors and grand exteriors provided the perfect backdrop for the drama's portrayal of early 20th-century aristocratic life. The castle's state rooms, including the library, drawing room, and dining room, are noted for their opulent decor and historical significance.

The castle has a rich history, serving as a hospital during World War I and housing evacuees during World War II. It has also won accolades for its preservation and role in heritage tourism. Visitors to Highclere Castle can explore its historical artefacts, including an impressive collection of Egyptian antiquities discovered by the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, who funded Howard Carter's expedition that uncovered Tutankhamun's tomb.


Limetree Avenue Basingstoke and Deane RG20 9LR United Kingdom

This experience is available on request. Please contact your Truly Concierge for more information.


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2. Use this code to request your booking with the desired date and time

3. Sit back and let us handle the rest. Arrive to your experience knowing we have arranged everything.


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