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10 July 2018HIGHCLERE CASTLE (Downton Abbey) INCLUDING THE EGYPTIAN EXHIBITION
13 September 2018CHARLESTON HOUSE TOUR FIRLE & FARLEYS HOUSE TOUR, CHIDDINGLY, East Sussex

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HIGHCLERE CASTLE (Downton Abbey) INCLUDING THE EGYPTIAN EXHIBITION
Tuesday 10 July 2018

                                                                                                             

 

 

Highclere Castle is a Victorian castle built by Sir Charles Barry in 1842 who was also the architect of the Houses of Parliament. Set in parkland designed by Capability Brown it is now home to the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon having been the seat of the Carnarvon family for 300 years, including the seat of the 5th Earl who funded the search and excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamum in 1922 with archaeologist Howard Carter.

An Egyptian Exhibition of several galleries has been opened in the cellars below the Castle.

  • The Free Flow Tour of Highclere Castle is self-guided, with room guides in each room and includes the Castle Main Staterooms and Gallery Bedrooms easily recognisable from the Downton Abbey series.
  • The Egyptian Exhibition features the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb and includes over 60 replicas, wall paintings of the tomb and photographic archive. 
  • Explore the extensive Gardens including Walled Gardens, a Secret Garden, Wood of Goodwill and a Wild flower Meadow.  
  • Refreshments. There are three Tea Rooms for light lunches, cakes, scones etc.  The Main Castle Tea Room and Marquee Tea Room sell hot food 12-2.00pm.  (Own cost). 

Depart   :  8.45 am Fletchers Croft Car Park, Steyning

Return   :  4.00 pm from Highclere Castle

TICKETS : £42 available on 9th Apri

To purchase tickets please phone Visit Secretaries on 01273 554692 or 07942 898732

Refunds for tickets are not given unless event is sold out and your ticket can be re-sold, or the event is cancelled.

Photograph courtesy of Highclere Castle and reproduced under licence from © Highclere Castle Enterprises LLP 2014