August 12, 2024
With two sell out trips before the pandemic, I am pleased to be able to announce that we have secured tickets for Highclere Castle for 2024.
One of England’s most beautiful Victorian castles set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland, demand was such that the previous trips sold out in days.
Highclere has of course become a hugely popular attraction after being used as the film set for Downton Abbey, the phenomenally successful TV drama series and two films.
Discover the fascinating history of the house, including its role as hospital to soldiers returning from the Somme in 1914. The Castle was also the seat of the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, who famously discovered the Tomb of the Egyptian boy Pharaoh, Tutankhamun, in 1922 with his archaeological colleague Howard Carter. Today, Highclere houses an Egyptian Exhibition throughout the cellars of the Castle to celebrate the 5th Earl’s achievements.
Highclere are very strict as to our entry time and so subject to the traffic on the day we may have time to take a short comfort stop at a local garden centre where we would have the opportunity to make use of the facilities, grab a tea or coffee or even make some purchases! At around 11.15am we will re-board the coach for a short 15-minute onward journey to arrive at Highclere Castle for a timed entry at 11.30am.
Thereafter we can tour the Castle, Gardens and Egyptian Exhibition at our own pace. There are Tea Rooms with options for lunch and a Gift Shop. We will re-join the coach at 4.00pm to start our journey home. Subject to traffic, we would expect to be back in Dorking at about 6pm.
Offer Price £69.50
includes return coach and entry to Highclere Castle, Egyptian Exhibiton and Gardens.
Location: Dorking Halls
Call 07771 793294 & ask for Neil,
or use our contact form to email me.