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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
From USD $239.27

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Visit Highclere Castle, the Cotswolds village of Bampton and other sites on a full-day 'Downton Abbey' tour from London! After traveling to Oxfordshire with an expert guide, knowledgeable about the hit British TV series, visit a farm near the village of Cogges, and then continue to Bampton — the setting of Downton village. See the church and the popular Grantham Arms pub, and then spend the afternoon at Highclere Castle aka the Grantham family home. Tour the state rooms and gardens and learn all about the real-life Carnarvon family who own the estate.

Numbers are limited to 18 on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Likely to Sell Out
Leave London’s Marble Arch by air-conditioned minivan, and travel west to the rolling limestone hills of Oxfordshire. On the journey, your guide will keep you entertained with tales and trivia about the Downton Abbey TV series that has a fan base spread all over the world.

Filmed mostly in and around Oxfordshire, the British period drama of Downton Abbey documents the dramas and scandals of the fictional Crawley family and their servants in the days leading up to and after the First World War. Hear insider gossip about characters such as Lady Mary, and discover little-known facts about the shooting locations included on your tour. Stop at a farm nestled in the hills near Cogges and enjoy a hot drink (own expense) in the farm’s rustic cafe before discovering a few of the farm’s filming locations.

Continue to Bampton in the Cotswolds, a quintessentially English village that was used extensively as Downton village throughout the entire series. On a walking tour, see the village church — the site of Lady Mary’s wedding to Matthew Crawley — and the house that was once used as the Crawley family home. Stroll along the main street, seeing shops used for filming as well as sights such as the fictional Grantham Arms pub.

Travel onward to continue to Highclere Castle, one of the best-known Downton filming locations, to explore with your guide. Walk around the lavish estate that surrounds the castle, comprising Monk’s Garden, White Border, Secret Garden and the Wood of Goodwill, and hear all about Highclere Castle’s role as the Grantham family home.

Enjoy free time for lunch or a snack in the onsite tea rooms that serves food from the castle’s kitchens, and then step inside Highclere Castle to explore each of its state rooms. See the dining, music and smoking rooms that the likes of Lady Sybil graced with their presence, and learn all about the real-life family who have owned Highclere Castle since the late 17th century: the Carnarvons.

After exploring further areas of the impressive filming site such as the Red Stairs, saloon, gallery and bedrooms, return to your minivan with your guide. Relax on the journey back to London, and then finish your day trip with a drop-off at the Victoria Train Station.



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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Marble Arch, London
Departure Time:
7:40am
Duration:
11 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to Victoria Train Station at approximately 7pm

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Small-Group 'Downton Abbey' and Highclere Castle Tour from London

'Downton Abbey' filming locations tour including entrance to Highclere Castle

Inclusions:
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fee to Highclere Castle
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: Once the booking is submitted all sales are final, non-changeable, non-transferable and incur 100% cancellation penalties
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: graciejones18, September 2016

This was the fantastic. If you're a Downton Abbey fan, the ultimate!

Reviewed by: jane.rockley, July 2016

Wonderful tour. Very warm weather. The small group was nice and Tony was a great, and funny, guide. Highclere is one of the most photogenic places I've ever seen. Note: you cannot take photos inside, only outside. Going to the little village was fun too. It's a long day, but well worth it if you are a Downton Abbey fan. Glorious gardens too.