More a stetely home than a castle, Highclere Castle occupies over 5,000-acres. Apart from exploring the home the surrounding grounds and formal gardens are worthy of a leisurely stroll. Highclere Castle is home to the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, and the film location for Downton Abbey. The building is a great example of Jacobethan-style architecture.
By Carrie Finley-Bajak, AFAR Local Expert
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