How to plan your visit to Highclere Castle, the real-life Downton Abbey

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We’re sure it hasn’t escaped your notice that it’s been getting – uncharacteristically so for England – somewhat warmer and brighter in recent weeks, and you’ll know what that means. It means the commencement of the great British summer, which might just put you in the mood to explore the possibilities for a ‘staycation’ in one of the most rewarding areas of the UK.

Southern England certainly serves up no shortage of captivating towns, cities and attractions. However, few tourist sites in the region are quite as iconic as Highclere Castle, especially given the fuss in recent years about the hit ITV drama series, Downton Abbey.

What’s more, while the show’s final episode was broadcast in 2015, the Downton story is far from over for viewers, with a film set to open in cinemas this September. So, how can you plan your own visit to the incomparable property in real life, if you’d like to get in on the Downton fever?

Don’t just ‘turn up’!

Of course, we’re sure you’re too considerate to the Crawleys in any case to simply make a spontaneous visit without them expecting you! But to be serious for a moment, Highclere Castle in real life is home to Lord and Lady Carnarvon, which means it isn’t open to the public every day of the year.

It therefore can’t be emphasised enough just how important it is to plan ahead with your visit. Thankfully, the official Highclere Castle website is a highly informative one, so you’ll be able to quickly find the relevant details for scheduled events and how to gain admission to these.

Enough about the Crawleys – what about your own accommodation?

So, once you’ve secured your tickets for a day spent exploring this breathtaking Jacobethan-style country house, where will you be staying? The great news is that you won’t need to look very far, as Regency Park Hotel is only about 10 miles away from Highclere Castle, and will give you all of the amenities you need for a rewarding stay and restful sleep.

You’ll find us in a tranquil setting between Newbury and Thatcham in Berkshire. Our rooms, meanwhile, combine a light, airy and contemporary feel with such facilities as digital LCD televisions, a hospitality tray, complimentary wireless broadband, spacious bathrooms and much more.

Quite simply, when you are on the lookout for the perfectly equipped and best-value hotel near Highclere Castle, Regency Park Hotel should be your top choice. Book your room online now, and you’ll soon be able to start looking forward to your Downton-themed break.

 

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