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

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    07.30am
  • Departure Details :
    Marble Arch, London
  • Return Details :
    Returns to Victoria Train Station at approximately 7pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

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

Know More about this tour

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

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

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

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