This large country house and estate in Hampshire has been the ancestrial home of the Earl of Carnarvon. More recently it has been the main filming location for the British period drama Downton Abbey.
Originally built in 1839 on the foundations of a medieval palace, it underwent large remodelling in the 19th century. It became the home to many Egyptian artefacts after the 5th Earl of Carnarvon sponsored many excavations which led to the discovery of several notable tombs including the tomb of Tutankhamun. Inside the castle visitors can see exhibitions directly relating to these excavations.
Today, the castle has seen a revival with the TV series Downton Abbey being filmed there. It has become a very popular destination for school groups across many disciplines and of all ages. (Please note that demand to visit this castle is high and only school group tours can be arranged).Ask a Question Get a Quote
Morning: Depart from school and travel to Highclere Castle in Hampshire.
Afternoon: Upon arrival your group will gain admission to visit the castle where the hit ITV show Downton Abbey is filmed. School groups have a choice of visiting 2 different exhibitions. A collection of Egyptian antiquities from over 4,000 years ago or the path the 5th Earl and Howard Carter discovered Tutanhamun’s tomb.
Evening: Depart from Highclere Castle in the early evening and travel back to school. End of tour.