Downton Abbey Getaway

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7th December 2016 by Anita Benyon

Discover Newbury & its historic surroundings with an overnight stay at Bel & The Dragon and visit the magnificent Highclere Castle, home of the Crawley’s in the award-winning television series, Downton Abbey. Walk in the footsteps of Lord & Lady Grantham as you explore the breathtaking palaces, magical gardens & beautiful countryside, whilst discovering fascinating facts about how the series was made and the wonderful history behind the buildings involved. 

Take advantage of our package which includes a three-course seasonal supper from our £35 Party Menu with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne & an overnight stay in one of our characterful en-suite bedrooms for two, plus two tickets to one of the most beautiful Victorian castles in England.* Just 10 minutes by car, Highclere Castle is set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular sweeping parkland. The dramatic scenery and ornate state rooms make Highclere an ideal destination for anyone visiting Newbury.

This offer is available for select dates during Easter & Spring 2017 (subject to castle opening dates & bedroom availability) and costs £295 per couple. Summer dates will be issued in February 2017. Transport can be arranged to & from Basingstoke or Newbury train station and Highclere Castle from an additional £50.

*Morning & afternoon admissions to the castle are available. Tickets will be issued to you on arrival at Bel & The Dragon and you will also receive two signed books from Highclere Castle by the Countess of Carnarvon herself.   

For further information and to book now…
Phone: 01635 299342
Email: [email protected]
Visit: Highclere Castle website for 2017 castle opening dates & times or see below:

  • Every day from Friday 7th April 2017 to Sunday 23rd April 2017 except for Good Friday, 14th April, when the Castle and grounds are closed all day
  •  Sunday 30th April 2017 to Tuesday 2nd May 2017
  • Sunday 28th May 2017 to Tuesday 30th May 2017

Image credited to © Highclere Castle LLP 2014

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