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Highclere Castle Express from London

Greater London, United Kingdom
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Calling all fans of iconic British TV show, ‘Downtown Abbey’, this full-day tour takes you to Highclere Castle—the grand abbey home to the fictional Grantham family. Alongside your guide, explore the manicured gardens surrounded Highclere Castle before discovering the opulent interior of the stately home. Visit the lavish dining room, drawing room, and library, and recognize filming locations from the series. Entrance fees and round-trip transport from a central London location are included.  
  • Tour of Highclere Castle, featured in 'Downtown Abbey', from London
  • Ideal for fans of the hit British drama, 'Downtown Abbey'
  • Explore the beautiful gardens surrounding Highclere Castle
  • Tour the castle's opulent interior and visit 'Downtown Abbey' filming locations with a guide
  • Entrance fees and round-trip transport from London are included
 Your coach departs from outside of the Cumberland Hotel in Marble Arch. Please ensure you arrive at the departure point at least 10 minutes before the coach is due to leave.

During the journey, your guide regales you with stories and gossip relating to the hit British period drama, 'Downtown Abbey,' and details the various uses of Highclere Castle throughout history.

On arrival at the grand residence, you’ll begin your tour by exploring the beautiful castle grounds, which play host to the Monk’s Garden, the Wood of Goodwill, and the White Border. Then, head inside the castle to admire the opulent décor of the State Rooms: the dining room, smoking room, music room, and drawing room are all covered.

Your guide points out rooms used to film episodes of 'Downtown Abbey,' and refers to precise scenes during which drama unfolded. Before returning to London, you’ll have time to enjoy lunch or afternoon tea (own expense).

The tour concludes with drop-off at Victoria Coach Station.


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Tour Ticket issuer couldn’t be bovvered
, Aug 2019
The bus was a little late but to be expected due to London traffic. Once it arrived, it was very clean and comfortable on both the drive there and back. Once we arrived, I think Ashely stated she would meet us under a tree to give us tickets. There was a group of about 15 that could not find anyone. They had left before we made it to that tree. The ticket issuer (a girl under 20 years old) ran halfway across the property to get our tickets. Question, if you get 65 tickets and you have 18 tickets left to give...did you leave them behind before moving on? Who does that?
Driver was 30 minutes late
, Aug 2019
Driver was late so we had less time at the castle. There was no one waiting at the pick up with a sign like it was stated in the ad. The driver did not give any instructions or information about the tour or drop off location.
Downton Abbey
, Aug 2019
Loved seeing the fully furnished rooms and the docents were a wealth of info. The chicken with mushroom gravy in the tearoom was hot & delicious. The Egyptian exhibit in the cellar relates to the Lord of the castle that discovered tutankamens tomb. Catch the talk at the seaman’s statue. Would have been nice if the bus driver would have put a DVD about the castle.
Well done
, Jul 2019
Expected a big bus. Got a small congenial group and an excellent driver/guide. the castle was well run and not too crowded to be able to move and see things. I was glad they did not sell so many tickets that a line was created on the hottest day of the year. We got right in. I did not need nearly as much time as the others in my group but I never walk slowly lest my back begin to ache. If I were to go again i would get myself there ad go when I am done. I did not tour the grounds because it was well over 90 degrees F that day and I would not have enjoyed it.
An emotional experience
, Jul 2019
If you are a fan of the Downton Abbey series, you´ll really enjoy visiting HIghclere Castle and feeling the atmosphere where the series was filmed. Being there is totally different from being in any other Castle. It was definitely worth out while.
Highclere Castle
, Jul 2019
This tour was vey nice. Our driver was friendly. The whole experience was wonderful. I would recommend this tour to anyone that has see Downton Abbey.
This was an excellent tour with a...
Marcus J
, Aug 2016
This was an excellent tour with a knowledgeable guide who provided additional information in addition to the tour itself.

Product code: 5528P39

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