Visiting Downton Abbey
We always love visiting London. I have always wanted to visit the Downton Abbey castle which is called Highclere Castle, but it was always booked. With the new movie coming out it was a must see for this fan!
There are a few ways to visit, book through a tour company, like Viator, drive, or take a train. Which ever way you plan to visit make sure that tickets are included or purchased in advance. If you do it on your own, you must visit https://www.highclerecastle.co.uk/ to book your tickets. As soon as you know when you want to go, check if the tickets are available, they go fast and they have a limited number per day.
Here are the steps I took to book this adventure on my own. I booked my train ticket from London to Newbury. I read some reviews on those who have visited before to get an idea of when to make the return train. From everything I read there will be some taxis sitting there to drive to the castle, but to play it safe I booked a car in advance to pick us up and for the return trip. I didn't want to get there and all the taxis were taken and then what? After all was booked, the price came out less than doing a guided tour. I am hoping like many tours I have taken in other castles they have the self guided recording available. Don't worry, plenty of pictures will be taken and I can not wait to share my personal experience!