Highclere Castle, home of Downton Abbey, is now available to book on Airbnb

Highclere Castle – the home of Downton Abbey – is now available for a once-in-a-lifetime stay available only on Airbnb. For one night only, Highclere Castle will open its doors to two guests, giving super fans an opportunity to immerse themselves in the iconic location of Downton Abbey, and learn what life might have been like for the Crawleys.

Guests will be treated like royalty during their stay, with the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon inviting their guests to join them for an exclusive evening of cocktails in the Saloon followed by a traditional dinner in the State Dining Room, being waited on by Highclere Castle’s own butler. After dinner, coffee will be served in the Library before the guests retire to one of the principal bedrooms with an en-suite bathroom and views over 1,000 acres of rolling parkland.


Before departing the next day, guests will enjoy a delicious breakfast prior to a private tour of Highclere Castle’s extensive grounds. The Castle itself covers 100,000 square feet and has a total of 300 rooms. Throughout the property, the rooms are opulently decorated and furnished, with each detail providing a unique insight into Highclere Castle’s history. Fans will get the opportunity to explore iconic rooms, such as the Drawing Room, or relax in one of the Gallery bedrooms, following in the footsteps of kings and queens.

In celebration of the motion picture event Downton Abbey, booking for the listing will open on 1 October 2019 at 12.00pm BST.

House rules

No pets allowed, but 9 friendly dogs on site!
No smoking
All newspapers must be ironed
Strictly one butler per person
Cocktail dress is de rigueur for dinner
Gossip restricted to downstairs quarters only
Listing is midweek because after all – ‘What is a weekend?’

Booking details

To view Highclere Castle – home of Downton Abbey – on Airbnb, visit airbnb.com/downtonabbey.

Highclere Castle is only available for a one-night stay for up to two guests on 26 November 2019, costing £150.00 inclusive. Reservation opportunities will go live on 1 October 2019 at 12.00pm BST.

To celebrate this special offering, Airbnb will be making a donation to The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies.