On the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War, the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon will be opening Highclere Castle to raise money for those who serve, and those who save in today's world.
This day trip includes:
Round trip transfers from London in executive minicoach, with a maximum 18 people per vehicle.
Highclere Castle & Heroes at Highclere event entry ticket (allows entry to Castle and the grounds)
This fantastic event marks the end of the summer opening period, your last chance to see Highclere Castle before filming for the Downton Abbey movie begins in September. To celebrate, you will have the opportunity to explore the Castle whilst enjoying an incredible air display, exploring a First World War Field Hospital, learning to dance the Charleston and hearing from journalists and authors with first hand experience of the horrors of war.
In the Castle - Tour the State rooms, Gallery Bedrooms and Egyptian Exhibition. Many of the rooms from the Downton Abbey series can be seen on the tour
In the Grounds - Visit the Médecins Sans Frontières modern Land Rover and Field Hospital, set up next to a recreated First World War Field Hospital. There will be vintage car displays, a 'History of Flight' tent, Cream teas, fairground rides and more
In the Air - Incredible airshows including the Red Arrows (Saturday only), B17 Flying Fortress, Great War Display Team, P51 Mustang (Sunday only) and Spitfire.
Disclaimer: International Friends Downton Abbey day trips and tours are not endorsed, sanctioned or in any other way supported, directly or indirectly, by Carnival Films, NBC Universal or Julian Fellowes and his representatives.
Important note about cancellations - due to the very limited availability of Highclere Castle tickets, all bookings for this day trip are 100% non refundable.
Central London Highclere Castle
Highclere Castle London Victoria
On both days we have an allocated entry time to Highclere Castle at 4.30pm. Prior to this you will be able to enjoy the Grounds, Gardens, Airshows, Vintage cars, Tearooms and spcial events on the day.
Please note that all timings above are estimated and assuming normal traffic conditions. Due to the changeable nature of road conditions, we cannot guarantee a precise time when you will get back to London. On the return to London your driver will drop you at Victoria Train Station in the city centre. This is one of the largest transport stations in London, with excellent connections to all parts of London and beyond.
Please ensure you arrive at your selected departure point at least 10 minutes before the departure time.
08:00am Outside The British Museum main entrance, Great Russell Street (MAP) Nearest tube stations are Holborn or Tottenham Court Road
08:15am Outside Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch (MAP). Nearest tube station is Marble Arch
08:30am Outside Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Road (MAP) (wait on Cromwell road by bus stop, not outside hotel entrance. Short walk from Gloucester Road tube station)