Highclere Castle is located in Hampshire, England. It was built in 1839 and was listed as a protected first class building in 1953. Highclere Castle is where Downton Abbey was shot. Highclere Castle is a typical Gothic building built in the 19th century, with huge oak steps, precious books, ornate leather walls and stately coats of arms.
Highclere Castle has been the home of the Earls and Countesses of Carnarvon since the late 17th century, and is still cherished by the present Lord and Lady Carnarvon as a family home.
It is one of the most beautiful Victorian Castles in the world, set amidst spectacular parkland and is instantly recognisable as the location for the highest rated TV series on PBS in its history in the United States, ITV in the UK and other leading TV networks worldwide.