You can never be too tired to explore history when you are in the United Kingdom. Consequently, if you plan on adding up a little more zest to your tour, you absolutely shall go to Hampshire to visit the Highclere Castle. Yes, the same country house where the highly renowned costume TV series Downton Abbey was filmed. At the Southern landscape of the castle is a hill fort dating back to the Iron Age, which further adds to the glory of Highclere. The castle was originally built in old red brick and later on during the end of the 18th and start of 19th century, it was renovated by the Carnarvon family and converted into a Georgian mansion. From then onwards, the castle became a center for politics. The 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon now live in the castle on and off, remaining engrossed with the daily life over there.
When you visit the Highclere Castle, make sure you do not miss:
- The 200-300 magnificent state rooms
- Old kitchens with modern equipment
- Beautiful gardens and parklands that can stand a thousand cars
- The follies (Heaven’s Gate) and lush green parks
- The Temple of Diana on the east side of the castle
- The Tomb of Tutankhamen
- The centuries old Egyptian relics
Talking about the making of Downton Abbey, the part showcasing Highclere Castle as a hospital actually took place in 1914 when the fifth countess, Lady Almina, became a nurse and a healer. Furthermore, there’s this mahogany desk and chair in the Music Room at the castle which originally belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte. The Highclere Castle was used for exterior shots of the TV series along with a village in Oxfordshire. For the interior shooting mainly the kitchen, the servants’ quarters, work areas and a few of the bedrooms were actually constructed and filmed at a studio known as the Ealing Studio.
Need a Transport Service to Get to The Highclere Castle?
Airport24’s private airport transfer is the best car facility you will ever find for your tour and we would be delighted to be at your service throughout London. Sometimes travelling can be tacky and tiresome; therefore, you need an airport transfer service that keeps in consideration your timing and coziness, and Airport24 has it all stored for you. The Highclere Castle has played a massive role in the history of England is serving as a residence for the noble, thus you would not want to miss it and at Airport24, we offer you a reliable and economical 24hours cab service to take you to the castle. We are licensed by the Transport for London as well; as a result you can put all your uncertainties to the side and you’re your car right now for a tour you will never forget! Experience what being almost a part of Downton Abbey actually feels like. Moreover, if you would be having any children with you, we can also provide you with baby seats on special request! Thus, the comfort and ease of the entire family is kept in mind.