Highclere castle (Downton Abbey)

About the tour


Located near Newbury, approximately 40 minutes from Southampton is the beautiful Highclere Castle, the ancestral home of the Carnarvon Family and the setting of the famous television series, Downton Abbey.  The Customer can purchase a fully guided tour of “Downton Abbey”. The Carnarvon Family discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun;  Because of this Customers also have access to the Tutankhamun exhibition and artefacts located in the cellars of Highclere Castle.  Additionally, there are ornate gardens and landscaping for Customers to explore and enjoy. Refreshments and lunches can be purchased and consumed on the premises. The house is occupied by the owners, Lord and Lady Carnarvon and they are very much in attendance on site.  A gift and Souvenir shop is in the courtyard. The driver will wait on site to return Customers to Southampton/Cruise Ship Terminal. The duration of this tour including travelling is approximately 5 hours. The cost of this tour is £40.00 per person based on a minimum of 4 persons. To book this tour, please send an email (see contact page), and quote the tour number (unless you are inquiring about a custom trip), and we will get back to you with a quote as soon as possible.


Please note that no booking is guaranteed until a deposit is received. Advanced bookings are required if your drop off or collection is outside the times of 8am to 8pm; or your trip extends futher than a 50mile radius of Southampton. We offer group bookings, so feel free to contact us direct to discuss your requirements, we cater for individual needs and budgets. Please note our largest taxi capacity is eight persons, and all prices based on a minimum of four sharing. For more information please check our full terms and conditions.