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Tour code: 5528IFHIGHCLERE
Discover the natural and architectural splendor of ‘Downtown Abbey’ filming locations on a full-day tour of the Cotswolds from London. With a knowledgeable guide, travel through the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside and visit the charming farm village of Cogges and Bampton, the setting of ‘Downtown Abbey’s’ quintessentially English town. See recognizable sights like the Grantham Arms pub and then spend the afternoon exploring Highclere Castle on a guided tour of the structure’s opulent chambers. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to 18 people. 

Highlights

  • Full-day Downton Abbey filming locations tour including Highclere Castle
  • Leave London and travel to Oxfordshire to see a collection of sites used in the popular TV drama
  • Hear anecdotes and gossip about the Downton Abbey series and characters such as Lady Mary
  • Visit a farm near Cogges and explore the Cotswolds village of Bampton that was used as Downton village
  • Explore the gardens and state rooms of Highclere Castle, seeing bedrooms, the smoking room and more
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 18 people ensures personalized attention at all times

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What You Can Expect

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

See the farm used as a filming location for the hit TV show 'Downton Abbey'

Depart from a central London location in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and listen to entertaining anecdotes surrounding the hit series from your guide. Stay entertained by Downtown Abbey tales and trivia as you travel, and admire the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside during the journey. 

Stop first at a traditional farm nestled amid the rolling hills of Cogges and refresh with a hot drink in the farm’s rustic café (own expense). Discover a scattering of filming locations before returning to the vehicle to travel onward to Bampton, the gorgeous village used extensively as Downtown village. 

See recognizable sights like the village church and the Crawley family home as you enjoy a guided walking tour of Bampton, and then continue to Highclere Castle, arguably the most iconic Downtown Abbey filming location. Gasp as you approach the lavish neoclassical façade of the residence and then embark on a leisurely stroll of the castle’s sublime gardens and grounds. 

After exploring enclaves like the Secret Garden and the Wood of Goodwill, revitalize with a snack in the onsite tea rooms and then discover the opulence of Highclere Castle’s interior during a guided tour.  See rooms graced by classic characters like Lady Sybil and hear tales of the castle’s rich history as you wander. 

Return to your comfortable coach after thorough exploration of the castle and relax during the journey back to central London, where the tour concludes. 

Customer Reviews

Bonnie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a unique experience for a Downton Abbey fan! The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Visits to all the filming locations, including the inside of Highclere Castle. Unforgettable and well worth the time and money.

Sharon G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was excellent, despite the rain. It was fun visiting Cogges Farm and Bamford village, then the highlight: Highclere Castle. Tony was a terrific guide and driver. He got us around in a safe and timely way and was full of knowledge about the history and fun information about Downton Abbey. So glad I did this!

Michelle United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was amazing. Our tour guide was absolutely fabulous. I only wish we could've taken pictures inside the castle. So glad we stopped in Bampton and at Coggs Farm as well. I loved every part of the tour. A must do for any Downton Abbey fan.

Melissa R USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I had the most brilliant time on this tour! The driver whose name escapes me and Debbie, the tour guide, were simply wonderful. The castle and gardens were such fun to visit as well as the related filming sites of Yew Tree Farm and Downton Village. We had such lovely weather which made the day all the more enjoyable. The Egyptian artifacts exhibition was interesting, too. I'm so, so glad that I did this and would recommend it highly.

Linda N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was a fantastic tour. Our driver was so entertaining and full of Downton anecdotes. Loved every minute. Thank you.

Kenneth H United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent tour guide. Very entertaining and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour.

Hedy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was outstanding. Try to travel with Tony. Tony has a real feel for making this a fun experience. If you love Downton Abbey you will love this tour.

Robert T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was the best I have ever had in Europe. The driver guide was superb. An excellent driver and an amusing and informative speaker. I could not rate the tour higher and the experience a memorable one. Five star plus !!!

kerrycrowther777

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour. We were not rushed during the day. Plenty of time at Highclere Castle. Enjoyed our visits to the farm and little township of Whitney. Was able to relate to where the various scenes were set in the TV series Downton Abbey. Thoroughly recommend this tour to Downton Abbey fans!!!

Henry L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Our guide was absolutely awesome -- funny, witty, knowledgeable and accommodating. He even lent me 10 pounds so I could buy a souvenir at a place that didn't take credit cards. A real pro. The tour exceeded our expectations -- and we would recommend Tony as the best tour guide we've ever had. While driving us around he had us laughing and informed the entire time.

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