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UK - Highclere Castle

Berkshire • 2 nights • Half Board • NEW

Back by popular demand, we are pleased to offer a weekend in August taking in the exquisite Highclere Castle; home of the award winning ITV Drama series ‘Downton Abbey’.

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About this holiday

Based a short drive from Highclere Castle, we get together on Saturday evening for a welcome drink before a leisurely three-course evening meal.

Only 20 minutes drive away is the magnificent Highclere Castle set amid 1,000 acres of incredible parkland. Home to the Carnarvon family since the 1679, this beautiful Victorian castle is now well known as the setting for the popular television series ‘Downton Abbey’. Writer and friend of the Carnavon family, Julian Fellowes, had Highclere in mind when he wrote the series and which today has helped turn the Castle’s wealth around.

With entrance to the castle included, we can view the stunning grand oak staircase and stroll around some of the beautiful rooms including The Saloon, designed in a gothic style by the 4th Earl, the State Dining Room and its portrait of Charles I and The Music room with its wonderful views. The Library contains over 5650 books and is today used by the family as a gathering place. Heading upstairs, we can see some of the bedrooms including a few used in filming. Don’t forget to visit the Egyptian Exhibition in the cellar and the connection between the castle and ancient Egypt.

Our accommodation

Apollo Hotel Basingstoke


This modern and stylish hotel is ideally positioned for exploring the local area.

Facilities include

Superb facilities including a fine dining restaurant, Library bar and Brasserie with its conservatory and patio, ideal for sitting out on the weekends. The Horizons Health Spa offers the latest treatments (charges apply) as well as an indoor swimming pool with waterfall feature, sauna, steam room, spa pool and gym.

Rooms include

The tasteful bedrooms come equipped with LCD TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, trouser press, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi.

Located off Junction 6 of the M3 or Junction 11 of the M4, the hotel is a short drive from Basingstoke station. Complimentary car parking is available.


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Date Duration Holiday Notes Age group Price
19 Aug 17 2 nights Highclere Castle All Ages From £309

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