You might know the imposing facade of Highclere Castle as Downton Abbey, the on-screen home of the Crawley family in the hit TV show of the same name. Take a tour of this magnificent Victorian house to discover the real-life story of the Carnarvon family who've lived here since the 1700s. Explore the State Rooms and see where some of your favorite scenes from Downton Abbey were filmed. You don't need to be a fan of the show to appreciate the beauty of Highclere Castle, there are numerous art collections to see and the Lord and Lady of the house even sell their own gin. A stroll through the garden is a must-do, with tons of white roses and poppies to see and a Secret Garden to discover!
Highclere Castle is just under an hour and 30 minutes away from London.