The best Highclere Castle tours from London

by Paul Stafford  |  Published September 14, 2018

Highclere Castle is a stunning Jacobean country house in the county of Hampshire. Designed by famed architect Charles Barry (whose work you may also have unknowingly experienced in Trafalgar Square), the gardens are also celebrated as they were designed by the equally revered Capability Brown. As such, this is one of the more remarkable stately homes in Britain; probably why show-runners chose it to represent Downton Abbey in the eponymous drama series.

It is possible to make the visit to Highclere Castle on a day trip from London. Therefore, there are a good number of tours available that will pick you up from, and return you to, London. These tours come with the full visit of Highclere and often some extra stops included. These are our favourite three based on past customer reviews, itineraries and the best value for your money.