Is it possible to visit Downton Abbey this winter?

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Blog Post 21/10/2019

 

Now, we know what some of you reading this may be thinking: how could one possibly organise a visit to a very much fictional stately home, even if the charms and challenges of life at Downton have been thrust back into the nation’s conscience lately, thanks to the hit new Downton Abbey film?

The answer is that we are – of course – not strictly referring to Downton Abbey itself in this blog post, but instead to the building that TV viewers and cinema-goers around the world have come to recognise as Downton: the magnificent Highclere Castle.

This jaw-dropping Jacobethan-style residence in Hampshire has served as the main shooting location for the ITV drama series, and subsequently this autumn’s critically acclaimed film, since 2010. And guess what? Here at Regency Park Hotel, we’re barely 10 miles away from this splendid local attraction.

What sets us apart from other hotels near Downton Abbey?

If you are seeking the ideal overnight accommodation for a visit to Highclere Castle this winter, Regency Park Hotel ticks all of the boxes. We are highly conveniently located for your onward travel, just 10 minutes away from the M4 and A339. Our rooms, meanwhile, are comfortable and spacious, and the welcome you can expect from our staff will be as warm as your bed here!

But there’s something else we really need to say...

To address the question at the top of this blog post, it is extremely important not to book any hotels near Downton Abbey, at any time of year, before you have first made sure you will actually be able to attend. We would hate for you to be disappointed when seeking to visit such a breathtaking feat of 19th-century domestic architecture.

As is the case for many other historic properties up and down the UK, Highclere Castle is only open during the winter on select dates, with tickets able to be booked in advance. We would therefore very much urge you to learn about these events on the Highclere Castle website, where you will also be able to secure your place and in the process, the utmost peace of mind.

Don’t settle for less than the most suitable local hotel

Once you have ensured you will be able to gain admittance to the real-life Downton Abbey on the date you intend to visit, it will be time to start looking at hotels for your stay.

Regency Park Hotel has long enjoyed a stellar reputation among hotels near Downton Abbey, not least because we are so well-placed for you to also experience so many other nearby attractions within Berkshire and beyond.

Don’t forget, too, to download our Christmas and New Year brochure to find out more about the seasonal events that we have planned, and which you might even wish to tie into the other activities you intend to enjoy during your time in our verdant and pretty corner of England.

From everyone here at Regency Park Hotel, we wish you a happy and productive autumn and winter season – whatever your reasons may be for contemplating coming to stay with us. 

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