Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle is located in Newbury England and is one of England’s most stunning Victorian Castles set amidst 1,000 acres of absolutely amazing green parkland. We strongly recommend a visit.

Highclere Castle and their beautiful labradors

The Real Downton Abbey

Just a walk around this historic Castle can send you back in time dreaming of times gone by, there is so much inspiration to be found in the Castle most beautifully landscaped gardens or from the wonderfull inner rooms adorned with pictures, murals and antiques and colourful things of beauty.

The Gardens

  • Amazing walled gardens that you meander around.
  • Smell the bluebells.
  • Take in the atmosphere…
  • Imagine being swept away…..
  • Feel like you are part of Downton Abbey

Blue Bells along the pathways surrounding the castle.

Downton Abbey Stole Your Hearts

It has been almost three years since the wonderful Downton Abbey’s final television episode aired, capturing over 10 million people eagerly watching each week, but even though it left our screens, it never left your hearts.

The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon

The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon were delighted to welcome back their old friends Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Jim Carter, and Phyllis Logan to walk amongst the Castle grounds and take their place in the Castle itself whilst filming the new Downton Abbey Movie.

Downton Movie

Filming is now complete at the Castle and they are open to the public again. The movie is now also out this week in cinemas near you.

Lady Carnarvon

Latest Events at Highclere Castle

As well as the excitement of having Downton Abbey filmed in their own home, Highclere Castle has the most amazing history in its own right.

It is said that the Black Prince came and hunted there in the time of Bishop William of Wykeham around 1376. Their current saloon was at that time a medieval dining hall with a long chamber, with rooms above and stables in the courtyard behind them. Unbelievably four hundred years later, Queen Caroline, the wife of George II, stayed there and the bedroom she slept in is still named after her, with private painting above the fireplace.

The Grounds at Highclere Castle

For more information on the history of Highclere Castle, their website has so many interesting stories from the earlier periods at the Castle. A really true Downton Abbey.

Highclere Castle History

1920’s Costume Designs

Latest 1920’s designs at Surface Pattern Marketplace

The 1920 designs for womenswear were very geometric patterns During previous decades, many layers were worn; however, during the 1920s, minimal layers became the new standard. For ladies, their clothing became looser and shorter. Dresses and skirts were now knee-length and loose-fitting. The dresses were known as “Flappers”.

Vintage Clothes what was fashionable in the 1920s.

1920’s Print Inspiration – ‘The real Downton Abbey’.