- Downton Abbey film location tour of Oxfordshire from London
- Hear insider gossip about the hit TV series and characters like Lady Mary Crawley
- Visit Bampton, the quaint parish set as Downton village
- Explore quintessential Oxfordshire villages with thatched-roof cottages and leafy streets
- Stop for lunch in a 16th-century manor house that was used as Downton Place
- Enjoy afternoon tea at Dower House, home of the Dowager Countess
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This is a must-do trip for any Downton Abbey fan! Instead of spending time at busy Highclere Castle, see the other important locations used in the period drama and enjoy an afternoon tea – just like the Countess!
What You Can Expect
Stop in Bampton, the parish that was set as Downton village, and admire its cute thatched-roof cottages, surrounded by the rolling Oxfordshire hills. Embodying a well-heeled Edwardian village, the place is awash with sites used as filming locations, and you’ll see the best ones on your walking tour. Pass Downton hospital – of which Lord Grantham was a patron – and then visit the village pub, from where Lady Sybil eloped with the charismatic family chauffeur.
Travel by coach to Kirkbymoorside to see a second Downton Abbey pub, and then stop for photos outside the local church that was visited by Matthew and Lady Crawley during the program’s second series. Continue to Downton Place, the 16th-century manor house that the Crawley family planned to live in should they have been forced to sell Downton Abbey. Enjoy a break for lunch (own expense), and then spend some time at leisure, strolling around the picture-perfect grounds.
Hop back on board your coach and travel to Dower House, home of the Dowager Countess, and sit down to enjoy afternoon tea (sandwiches, cakes and tea) in the Downton Room. Chat about the series with your guide and group, and then relax on your journey back to London. Your tour then finishes at the start point in the early evening.