5 star rating: Highly Recommended 138 Reviews

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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Downton Abbey and Oxford Tour from London Including Highclere Castle. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Unbelievable, tour which included a tour of Oxford Univ., Highclere Castle is unreal, everyone needs to
see this!!!! If you saw the series, this is a must, don't miss it, if you are in London, it is a must!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Amazing the possibility to live what we have only in imagination. Besides seeing everything the castle has, experience the environment and the surroundings is an experience to not miss.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

We had a great time during the tour. Lucy, our guide, was amazing, full of information and very funny!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Excellent tour! Our tour guide Lucy was amazing and she knew more about Downton than we did. Plenty of time to see everything on the tour. She gave perfect suggestions on what to see and do in Oxford! We highly recommend this tour and Lucy!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

guide was very knowledgable and was a great tour!

G Bird
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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This was our primary reason to travel to England and we were not disappointed. My husband and I look forward to watching Downtown Abbey on PBS every Sunday night.

The grounds are vast, rolling and lovely. The inside of Highclere Castle looks just like the movie. Absolutely stunning. We enjoyed afternoon tea outside along with a delicious pastry. This was a pot of tea too.

Its nice to know that my small contribution is assisting the family in trying to keep this jewel available for others to experience in the future. This is must see on your London trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This was lovely. Our tour guide was articulate, literate and entertaining from the first moment we boarded the bus. Enough time was given for each part of the program. We saw far more of Downton Abbey than we were expecting, and we were even giving a really interesting book about the history of Highclere Castle. Stopping at the little village of Brampton, where the village scened in Downton Abbey are filmed, was particularly delightful. We are very glad that we took this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

The tour was great. It included a trip to Bampton the village seen in Downton Abbey. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, and we had sufficient time to sit for tea in the Abbey. A definite must see for fans.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Good trip. Plenty of time on own. Good suggestions. Tour guide great gave tips and didn't talk constantly..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Great tour to Downton Abbey!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

As a fan of Downton, this was something I was looking forward to and it did not disappoint. Our guide Lucy, was wonderful. At our first stop, she lead a short tour of Oxford highlights for those interested and gave us ample time to explore Oxford. She shared historical info on the areas we were going to as well discussing Downton gossip. She was humorous and informative. We stopped on the way to Highclere Castle to explore the village filming locations - in Brampton a wonderful stop leading up to the main event. Enjoyable time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This was an exceptional tour with a very informative guide. Every Downton Abbey fan should see this tour if they can - it was magnificent

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Well organized, informative, and thoroughly enjoyable.well worth the expense.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Our guide was truly exceptional.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

For my wife, a devoted Downton Abbey fan, this tour was the highlight of her two week UK vacation. We took more photographs here than at any other location in the UK. For me, Oxford was a delightful town to visit because of the history of the town and the university. These two locations made for a fun and exciting day tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Great trip to Highclere Castle. Coach was on time although it was very crowded at Victoria Coach station. Arrive a bit early. I would recommend calling the London tour company's phone number listed on your voucher and obtain the Gate number for your tour at the Victoria Coach station prior to arrival - it made things much easier! Our guide, Paul, was funny and informative. A great day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

I highly recommend this day trip excursion. Frank, our tour guide, was wonderful. The tour delivers on everything it promises and more. Whilst in Oxford for lunch, we caught a one hour live lecture on ancient Pompeii at the Ashmolean Museum. Experiencing Bampton and Highclere Castle were once in a lifetime events. Anyone who can make this tour happen for themselves should. It is a golden opportunity never to be missed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Loved this tour! Our tour guide, Paul, the self proclaimed Hobbit was great. Full of information and very amusing. The bus driver, Martin(?) was also great. Highclere Castle was beautiful and not crowded. Enjoyed Oxford and the village of Brampton. Beautiful weather even.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Loved the accommodations, food, guide, and bus.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

My husband and I enjoyed this tour very much. David was a high energy, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable tour guide, who did his very best to give us an enjoyable experience. Oxford was quite interesting, worthwhile and beautiful. On the way to Highclere Castle we stopped in the town of Bampton, where the new season of Downton Abbey was being filmed, and we were able to watch for a while. That was quite a bonus especially since we even saw Lord Grantham preparing for a scene. The final stop, which included the castle and the gardens, was a great finish to the day. Although a long day, returning to London about 7:00 p.m., it was well worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Really enjoyed the tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Our tour guide, David, was AMAZING! I traveled for the first time to England with my mom and we both were very pleased with our tour of Bampton, Oxford, and Highclere Castle. Not only were the sights amazing to experience and photograph, but also David made the trip very memorable. He had a great sense of humor from the start to the end of the tour and was very knowledgeable of everything we saw. From our experiences on the tour, we are already planning our next trip to England and hope to have David as our tour guide again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Fantastic. Great tour bus driver and great tour bus guide. Worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

I had been so looking forward to this tour ever since I booked it, and it lived up to all expectations. I wasn't expecting Oxford to be such a charming city, so it was a very pleasant surprise. And as for Highclere, to see it in person makes you appreciate the show that much more. A large part of what made it so enjoyable was our tour guide Paul. He was very knowledgeable and provided information with a great sense of humor. If only every tour guide could be as entertaining as he was.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

It was great in spite of a really consistent rain all day! Didn't really tour the grounds or sit under those beautiful trees but the castle interior was everything we imagined it to be and the in room hostesses were great too. We were able to peek in every bedroom and it's simply amazing at the freedom guests are given to walk in the dining room, etc. without ugly plastic runners or anything (especially so given the rainy day). Great tour; worth every penny!

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