Music from Downton Abbey

Experience the iconic music of Downton Abbey in the stunning grounds of Highclere Castle, performed by the Chamber Orchestra of London with the television show’s composer, John Lunn on piano. The open air concert will be hosted by Jim Carter in character as the beloved butler Mr Carson. During the performance, Mr Carson will look back over his time at Downton Abbey recalling some of the most significant events that took place in the house with a collection of clips and montages from the series to illustrate the lives, loves and losses from all six seasons. To bring this vividly to life, the orchestra will accompany Mr Carson’s stories and the clips with songs from the beautiful soundtrack.

Music from Downton Abbey is an official celebration of the iconic series – it promises to be a once in a lifetime opportunity for fans and is the perfect way to get in the mood for the brand-new Downton Abbey film scheduled to be released in September. And in the setting of the grounds of Highclere Castle, the home and filming location of Downton Abbey, it’s sure to be a truly unique performance not to be missed!

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Holiday Highlights

  • Overnight stay at a selected 4-star hotel, with breakfast
  • Admission to Music from Downton Abbey concert at Highclere Castle, with coach transfer

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Millennium Madejski Hotel

We’ll stay at the 4-star Millennium Madejski Hotel on the outskirts of Reading. Facilities include a restaurant and bar, a swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness centre. The comfortable, en-suite bedrooms feature a flat-screen TV as well as tea and coffee-making facilities.

Day 1: Make your way to the hotel for check in. In the mid-afternoon, we travel by coach to Highclere Castle. Here we have the opportunity to purchase food and drink before we take our seats for the live performance of the show’s iconic music in the grounds. Afterwards, the coach will take us back to the hotel.   

Day 2: After breakfast, check out of the hotel and return home at your leisure.

Please note: while the concert is fully seated, the seating is not tiered. Umbrellas are not permitted and as this is an open air concert, please dress appropriately if the weather is forecast to be wet. Entrance to the castle is not included.