A Hampshire Jacobethan style country house by the architect Charles Barry, with a park designed by Capability Brown situated in 5000 acres.
It is the country seat of the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. Highclere Castle was a filming location for the British comedy series Jeeves and Wooster, which starred comedians Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. It is also famously used as the main filming location for the award-winning period drama Downton Abbey.
In 1922 the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun. Over 5,000 objects, works of art and everyday items were found in the tomb, providing an extraordinary insight into the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. Today, the current Earl and Countess have opened a new Egyptian Exhibition throughout the cellars of the Castle to celebrate the 5th Earl’s achievements.
Timings: Leave Leominster 8:00am, Hereford 8:30am, Ross 9:00am. Depart 5pm and to Ross 7:30pm, Hereford 8:00pm and Leominster 8:30pm.
Cost: Including travel costs, entry into the Castle, Gardens and Exhibition £49.00 per person.
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