Small-Group 'Downton Abbey' And Highclere Castle Tour From London

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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.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Leave Londons 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 farms rustic cafe before discovering a few of the farms 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 Marys 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 Monks Garden, White Border, Secret Garden and the Wood of Goodwill, and hear all about Highclere Castles role as the Grantham family home.

Enjoy free time for lunch or a snack in the onsite tea rooms that serves food from the castles 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.

Inclusions for Small-Group 'Downton Abbey' And Highclere Castle Tour From London

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fee to Highclere Castle

Exclusions for Small-Group 'Downton Abbey' And Highclere Castle Tour From London

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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  • A thoroughly enjoyable tour with a well-informed, experienced guide and driver who took us first through the Cotswolds, stopping at the farmhouse used in filming as well as the village of Bampton Downton Abbey village before getting to Highclere Castle. It was raining most of the day nevertheless, we had a very interesting tour of the house and grounds and time for tea. Having followed the Downton Abbey series, it felt like being at home. Highly recommended.

  • I had a wonderful time with a small group. Our guide was very informative and funny. The driver was most accomplished.

  • Our tour guide, Debra, really made the trip. She is full of life and very knowledgeable. If at all possible I advise the small group tour as you can go places the big bus can not get to.

  • Andrew was an outstanding guide - very knowledgeable about everything Downton, as well as British history and geography. He made the tour fun and very interesting.

  • We saw all the settings where filming was done, as well as the castle. Debbie, our tour director, was knowledgeable and was around when some of the filming was done. She is a delight, and Caroline, our driver, was competent and upbeat. This tour lasts about 12 hours, but the time flies. HIghly recommended.

  • Everything I expected plus more! Tony is a fabulous tour guide very entertaining and knowledgeable of all the Downton trivia. A great experience!

  • Tour was very well organized and the tour guide was awesome! Plenty of time for stops to explore filming locations and the tour bus was very comfortable. Highclere Castle is a must see whether or not you are a Downton Abbey fan. This tour was definitely one of the best highlights of our trip to England!

  • What a dream! To be able to walk in the footsteps of our favorite characters from our favorite show, led by such an expert as Will, and driven through the beautiful countryside by Daniel! We loved the conversation, the Downton stories, and the sites! Very highly recommended! The perfect way to spend our 25th anniversary!

  • This was a most delightful tour. Debbie, our guide, was funny, full of enthusiasm, and
    very knowledgable. A small group tour is the best way to see the 'Downton' village, farm,

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

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