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Highclere Castle

Your Journey

Take a step back in time to witness the glamour and decadence of the late 19th and early 20th centuries at Highclere Castle. Step into the world of Downton Abbey as you journey through the English countryside on the iconic Belmond British Pullman train.

Delve into the glamour of the Belmond British Pullman train as you embark on a fascinating journey to Highclere Castle, ancestral home of the Earl and Countess of Carnavon. Take your seat in one of the individual carriages, adorned with intricate marquetry and authentic art deco fixtures and furnishings. Watch the ever-changing English countryside roll by as you sip a sparkling Bellini and await your silver service, three-course brunch.

On arrival to Highclere Castle you set off on a private guided tour around one of the most impressive English country houses of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It has also served as the location for the much-loved TV series Downton Abbey. Afterwards, enjoy time at leisure to wander through the enchanting gardens and gift shop. You can also explore the Egyptian Exhibition — the 5th Earl of Carnavon famously discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb with Howard Carter.

On your journey back to London you are welcomed back aboard Belmond British Pullman with a reviving glass of champagne. Sit back and reflect on your day whilst you savour a delicious three-course dinner with our sommelier’s choice of wine. As the train winds its way towards London Victoria Station, you end your excursion with coffee, a selection of delectable petits fours and an incredible story to tell.

Image: © Highclere Castle LLP

Includes

  • Round-trip travel aboard the Belmond British Pullman luxury train
  • Fine-dining silver service
  • Delicious three-course brunch on the outward journey
  • Enjoy a private guided tour of Highclere Castle, open exclusively for Belmond British Pullman guests on this occasion
  • Time at leisure to explore the Egyptian Exhibition, enchanting gardens and gift shop
  • A three-course dinner on your journey home, including our sommelier’s choice of wine
  • Coffee, tea and petits fours

Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle

Dating as far back as 749 AD when the estate was granted to the Bishops of Winchester by an Anglo-Saxon King, the magnificent Highclere Castle has a rich and complex history.

Since 1679 it has been owned by the earls of Carnarvon, and in 1838 Sir Charles Barry—best known for his role in the rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster— was commissioned to transform the Castle into what it is today.

The castle has opened its doors to several film and television productions, including Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut (1999), and most recently the series Downton Abbey.

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