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Highclere Castle (Historic House)

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Highclere Castle is a country house in the Jacobethan style by the architect Charles Barry, with a park designed by Capability Brown. The 5,000-acre estate is in Hampshire, England, about 5 miles south of Newbury, Berkshire. It is the country seat of the Earl of Carnarvon, a branch of the Anglo-Welsh Herbert family.

What is the history of Highclere Castle to the present day?

The first written records of the estate date back to 749 when an Anglo-Saxon King granted the estate to the Bishops of Winchester. Bishop William of Wykeham built a beautiful medieval palace and gardens on the park. Later on, the palace was rebuilt as Highclere Place House in 1679 when it was purchased by Sir Robert Sawyer, Attorney General to Charles II and James II and direct grandfather of the current Earl.

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Open Times: Please visit www.highclerecastle.co.uk for full details of our opening dates and times.

Price Details: Family tickets and group rates available. For more details call 01635 253210 or visit website www.highclerecastle.co.uk


01635 253210
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Highclere, Newbury, Hampshire, NewburyRG20 9RN, United Kingdom

4 miles south of Newbury on A34.

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