DAY TRIP | HIGHCLERE CASTLE BATTLE PROMS

SATURDAY 4 AUGUST : HIGHCLERE CASTLE : 100TH BATTLE PROMS!

HAVE YOUR HAMPERS & CHAMPERS AT THE READY & JOIN US FOR A SENSATIONAL SUMMER 'ESSENTIAL' IN STUNNING SURROUNDINGS... AN ABSOLUTE 'MUST-SEE' | EARLY BOOKING ALWAYS RECOMMENDED

Set against the iconic backdrop of Highclere Castle, loved by many for its central role in the hit ITV series 'Downton Abbey', which was filmed on location here, the 'Battle Proms' is widely regarded as the most exciting summer proms concert in the country. Fans return year after year, to enjoy a memorable night out with friends and family, or to celebrate a special occasion and with this year's event being the 100th Battle Proms concert, there is no better excuse for a good old party! Come and enjoy this amazing afternoon and evening out ...


Grab a spot on the grass outside the iconic Highclere Castle, roll out your picnic blanket (or tables/chairs) and get set for an evening of sublime classical music, live jazz, carefully choreographed Spitfire air and cavalry displays, dramatic cannon fire and a stunning firework finale; this truly is, the ultimate summer celebration! Book now to avoid disappointment - this trip always sells out quickly.

  • bring your hampers and champers, get them corks a'popping and enjoy a spectacular afternoon and evening's entertainment
  • win a prize at the traditional fairground stalls
  • visit the Napoleonic re-enactors at their encampment and admire the horses and riders as 'Crown and Empire' parade
  • enjoy a thrilling mounted skill-at-arms display by our expert cavalry troop - the 2018 cavalry display is performed in full 1918 regalia to mark 100 years since the end of WWI. The fun has only just begun!
  • live music and entertainment -  expect a wealth of vintage favourites to get you in the Battle Proms mood, plus optional singing, dancing and clapping along!
  • enjoy an uplifting and inspiring celebration of soul-stirring classical favourites, performed by the New English Concert Orchestra, including the Battle Proms signature piece Beethoven's 'Battle Symphony', with the full complement of 193 cannons, plus musket fire and fireworks, providing a unique and breathtaking musical spectacular
  • marvel at the meticulously choreographed and tear-jerking Spitfire aerial display, performed in the skies directly above the arena, by Carolyn Grace in the legendary Grace Spitfire (weather permitting)
  • the perfect summer evening closes with the traditional sing-along, flag-waving proms finale, including favourites Jerusalem, Rule Britannia, and Land of Hope and Glory, culminating in a dazzling firework spectacular!

WHEN. WHERE. WHAT TIME. HOW MUCH.

DATE Saturday 4th August 2018


PRICE
£60pp (Concert Admission | Return Luxury Coach Travel | Services of a Courier). Please note that if you have to cancel your booking, for whatever reason, we are unable to issue any refunds - bookings may, however, be transferred. Please see our full T&Cs below.

ITINERARY

Destination | Highclere Castle
Pick-Up Salisbury
| 1:45pm
Pick-Up Amesbury
| 2:00pm
Pick-Up Andover |
TBC
Arrive Highclere Castle |
3.15-3.30pm (approx)
Depart Highclere Castle
| 10:30pm (the concert finishes at 10pm approx)
Return Salisbury
(via Amesbury) | between 11.30pm and midnight (approx)

GOOD TO KNOW

Location | The concert 'auditorium' is approximately ½ mile walk from the Coach Park

Weather | The concert will go ahead in inclement weather, however, in certain conditions, the Spitfire air display will unfortunately not be possible due to safety reasons

Food & Drink | The Battle Proms are exciting yet informal open air picnic concerts. You are welcome to bring your own food and picnic equipment and create your own space in the auditorium. You unpack the hampers and champers and we provide an evening of exceptional entertainment! Alternatively you may order a superb picnic hamper for collection on the night, from The Little Picnic Company, whose picnics are anything but little!

Gazebos & Naked Flames | are not permitted

BOOKING | EARLY RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL

THIS TRIP IS ALWAYS POPULAR - SEATS ARE ALLOCATED AS BOOKINGS ARE RECEIVED

Tickets are non-refundable. Payment may be made via PayPal or Debit/Credit Card (click on the PayPal button below - no account required) or by Cheque | Bank Transfer, please call 01722 330913.

By proceeding with your booking, you agree to our Terms & Conditions - please read them carefully before paying as they govern your contract with us. Please be aware that if you are paying by PayPal, you are leaving our site in order to complete this transaction and we are not responsible for anything that occurs outside of our own site.

REVIEWS

"Just thought I would get in touch to say thank you so much for organising Highclere - what an experience, still talking about it now. It was just the best and we both had such a good time. Met Pam Rhodes as well, what a lovely lady. Let's do it again next year". | JM

"I really felt we must congratulate you for organising such a superb event, everything worked perfectly for a wonderful evening. I know how much hard work, not to mention stress, goes into an evening like last Saturday, so thank you very much once again. You even managed good weather!" | JW

"Thank you for a lovely day on Saturday. All our party were very impressed with your efficient organisation of the arrangements and your warm welcome. It was good to arrive early as we did, as we got a brilliant position. We will definitely come to another event if we can". | JH

"Thank you for a wonderful day. Superbly organized". | JB