Highclere Tourism

(For other uses, see Highclere (disambiguation).) Highclere (pronounced /ˈhaɪklɪər/) is a village and civil parish situated in the North Wessex Downs (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in the Basingstoke and Deane district of Hampshire, England. It lies in the northern part of the county, near the Berkshire border. It is most famous for being the location of Highclere Castle, a noted Victorian house of the Earl of Carnarvon. It is the setting for numerous films and TV series, including Downton Abbey. The parish church of St Michael and All Angels sits between Highclere Castle and the main part of the village. This 'new' church (1870s) replaced a much older church sited adjacent to Highclere Castle, and parish records go back to pre-Norman times. There is a pub, the Red House, a flourishing village hall and a private junior ('Prep') school, Thorngrove. The church parish is part of the North West Hampshire Benefice (with Ashmansworth, Crux Easton, East Woodhay and Woolton Hill). The civil parish of Highclere has two wards, Highclere and Penwood. "Highclere Holly" (Ilex altaclerensis) was first identified here and still flourishes in local woodlands. There is said to be a grampus living in a yew tree in the churchyard of the Highclere Estate Chapel.


Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Highclere, United Kingdom. After your splendid visit to Highclere, you can proceed to an important near-by city of London. Add London to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like The London Eye, British Museum, Tower Of London. Tour packages of Highclere are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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