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Highclere Castle Auction

PUBLISHED: 00:16 21 January 2012 | UPDATED: 17:25 20 February 2013

Highclere Castle Auction

Highclere Castle Auction



in the company of


followed by a tour of the Egyptology Exhibition

The Watermill is inviting auction bids for a lunch at Highclere Castle with The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon for four adults, which is to be taken at a mutually convenient date before 31 December 2010.

Highclere Castle is one of England's most spectacular and beautiful Victorian castles set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular Parkland at Highclere on the outskirts of Newbury. The Carnarvon family has lived at Highclere since 1679, although records show the Castle itself stands on the site of an earlier house, which in turn was built on the foundations of the medieval palace owned by the Bishops of Winchester.

The fifth Lord Carnarvon both discovered and purchased Egyptian artefacts, creating one of the most extraordinary Egyptian collections in the world, with unique and exquisite works of art. Following his death in 1923, much of the collection was sold by his widow to the Metropolitan Museum of New York in order to pay death duties. The remaining artefacts can now be seen at Highclere Castle in an inspiring exhibition.

Anyone wishing to place a bid can discover the current highest bid by going online to

or by checking in the Watermill foyer.

All bids to putting 'Highclere Auction' in the subject line,
or by post to Highclere Auction Bid,Kathryn Beale,Development Officer, at The Watermill, Bagnor RG20 8AE.

The closing date for all bids to be with The Watermill is 5pm Wednesday 14 July 2010.
The highest bidder will be notified shortly after the closing date.


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