Highclere Castle is the perfect film location, widely known as fictional Downton Abbey, the home of the Crawley family in the TV series of the same name.
The Worldwide acclaimed series, created by Julian Fellowes, is a British historical period drama of the aristocratic Crawley family and their domestic servants in the post-Edwardian era. Set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey between 1912 and 1926.
Lord Grantham sees his family heritage, especially the grand country home Downton Abbey, as his mission in life.
Meanwhile Mr. Carson, the butler, presides over a staff which serves the family, but also lead most of their entire lives in the servants' quarters.
Highclere Castle is a country house in the Jacobian style by the architect Charles Barry, with a park designed by Capability Brown. The 5,000 acre estate is in Hampshire, about 5 miles south of Newbury, Berkshire.
It is the coutry seat of the Earl of Carnarvon.
Tours of Highclere Castle are very very popular, as you can appreciate. Consequently tickets have to be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.
Southampton Cruise Tours can not supply or book tickets for guests but provide a chauffeur service to and return from the castle.
Highclere Castle provide morning and afternoon tours with an easy drop-off and pick-up at the grassed car park.
Southampton Cruise Tours will provide a suitable itinerary and all the necessary advise to make your special day at this beautiful location.
A perfect tour if you have to return to your cruise ship for sailing the same day.