Paddington Station to Windsor Castle
Location Of Highclere Castle, Ticketing and Opening Times
Highclere Castle is situated about 45 miles (72 kms) west of Central London. The nearest large town of any consequence is called Newbury.
Newbury has a good direct hourly train service from London’s Paddington Station .
Highclere Castle is around 5 miles (8kms) south of Newbury. There is a very limited local bus service (around 4 or 5 buses a day) between Newbury and the village of Highclere. In practise most people will want to take a taxi from Newbury Station taxi rank.
Highclere Castle is only open for between 60 and 70 days each year. Two weeks over Easter, for each of the May Bank holidays, and for two months (Sunday to Thursday) over the summer months, June to September.
When you purchase your ticket you will need to select an A.M. or P.M admission time. The Castle will open its doors at 10:30am, afternoon admission to the Castle will begins at 1:00pm.