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Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle is one of England’s most beautiful Victorian Castles set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland. The Carnarvon family has lived at Highclere since 1679, and the current castle stands on the site of an earlier house which in turn was built on the foundations of the medieval palace owned by the Bishops of Winchester for some 800 years.

(Photo courtsey of Pixaby)


Your Itinerary

Saturday 21st: We leave during the morning visiting Stratford upon Avon and get a taste of Olde England or simply relax and take in the atmosphere that is Shakespeare’s Stratford, before checking into our hotel.

Sunday 22nd: Known to television audiences worldwide as Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle is one of England's most beautiful Victorian Castles set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland. Wander the rooms as the knowledgeable guides reveal the house's many treasures - from the gothic entrance hall and stunning vaulted saloon ceiling to the library's two-century old book collection where many of the dramatic scenes involving the Crawley family were filmed. After uncovering the history of the house, explore the vast grounds including the herbaceous borders and serpentine paths of the Secret Garden designed by one of the most famous of English architects Capability Brown. Finally, don't miss the rare antiquities from the 5th Earl’s earlier Egyptian excavations in the Egyptian Exhibition, commemorating the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by the 5th Earl of Carnarvon.

Early booking is recommended.

Monday 23rd: We leave after breakfast and return home via Oxford, the city of Dreaming Spires. Nowadays, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town. Still with its ancient University, but home also to a growing hi-tech community. With its mix of ancient and modern, there is plenty for the tourist to do.

Doubletree by Hilton Swindon Hotel ****

DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon Hotel is located just miles from Swindon town centre. Airconditioned rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon include 32-inch HDTVs, internet connections and a work desk with a chair. Guests are able to enjoy British food in the contemporary 14Twelve Brasserie and Bar.

Your Tour Includes

  • All Travel by Executive Coach
  • Two Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
  • Entry into Highclere Castle
  • Porterage
Departure DateHotelDaysAvailablePrice (Adult)Pick Up Points 
21 Aug 2021DOUBLETREE BY HILTON 3 days - £245.00 View Locations Please Call