Charles Dickens Evening at Highclere Castle

Charles Dickens Evening at Highclere Castle

Enjoy the classic tale of A Christmas Carol performed by Gerald Dickens

Monday 20th December 2021 and Tuesday 21st December 2021
4:30pm – 9pm

The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon are delighted to welcome you to their home, the Real Downton Abbey, for a festive evening to celebrate A Victorian Christmas.


As you are welcomed into the Castle, you will step in to the opulent Library to enjoy a glass of Champagne before you enter the Saloon for the performance by Gerald Dickens, Great-Great Grandson of Charles Dickens. During the interval, there will be an opportunity to explore The Music Room, The Drawing Room, The Dining Room and The Smoking Room. 

Highclere guides will be on hand to answer any questions regarding the history of the building, artwork and furniture, as well as behind the scenes at Downton Abbey.

Following the performance, please follow us down through the Egyptian Exhibition to The Christmas Marquee for some delicious food.

Please select either the Standard Menu or the Vegetarian Menu from the options below.



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Ticket Prices: Adults £175. Carers £125.

For this special festive event we are unable to offer any discounted/concession rates or free admission for HHA members.

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