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Immerse yourself in the lives and loves of the fictional Crawley family on a full-day tour of ‘Downtown Abbey’ filming locations from London. Explore the picturesque county of Oxfordshire as you visit charming villages like Bampton, Cogges and Swinbrook to see sites on which the popular period drama was filmed. Discover the regal majesty of UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace, the ancestral home of Winston Churchill, on a guided tour and then return to London by luxury coach in the evening.


  • Downton Abbey filming locations day trip and Blenheim Palace tour from London
  • Hear insider gossip about the scandals and dramas of Downton Abbey from a local guide
  • See the church where Lady Mary married Matthew Crawley in the Oxfordshire village of Bampton
  • Visit Shilton, Swinbrook and Bladon to see some of the series' different Oxfordshire filming sites
  • Tour UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace and learn about its eminent ex-residents such as the 1st duke of Marlborough and Sir Winston Churchill
  • Please note a visit to Highclere Castle is not included

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What You Can Expect

'Downton Abbey' TV Locations and Blenheim Palace Tour from London

See filming locations from the TV series Downton Abbey including the Swan Inn

Depart from a central London location in a luxurious, air-conditioned coach and admire the undulating limestone hills of Oxfordshire as you travel towards your first stop. Listen to entertaining anecdotes and insider gossip surrounding Downtown Abbey as you travel, and hear tales and trivia about the popular period drama and its global fan base. 

Stop first at a charming farm near Cogges and refresh with a hot drink (own expense) as you admire the filming locations scattered around the farmland. Continue to Bampton, a beautiful village hailed as the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’, to admire the stone cottages and winding English streets. Recognize famous Downtown Abbey sites like the village church and the Crawley family home and scour the scenery for shops and pubs featured in the series. 

Travel onward to the ancient village of Shilton, an enclave replete with medieval bridges and picturesque ponds, and visit an ambient pub featured in Downtown Abbey. Hear of how Lady Sybil eloped with the family chauffeur and then head to Blenheim Palace for a comprehensive tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed ancestral home of Winston Churchill. 

Marvel at the stately grandeur of the residence as you approach and then venture within to delve into the rich historical heritage of the structure. Stroll through the opulent State Apartments; wander the landscaped beauty of the gardens; and then return to your comfortable coach for the relaxing journey back to central London, where the tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

Elisa B United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

After seeing the series on PBS, I was eager to see the show's filming sites. It was worth the day trip! I also learned some local bits about the places we visited in the morning. Blenheim Palace is really beautiful! Of interest, the current ducal family still lives in part of the palace which isn't open to the public.
Since we were a small group of 6, our driver dropped us off at requested spots in London.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Unbelievable! Everything I could have hoped for and more.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Tony was great!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Enjoyed everthing VIP TREATMENT.

Deborah H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was excellent!! The tour guide Debbie and the bus driver Tony were super. Debbie and #39;s additional insight and knowledge made it that much better. I will look for them for future tours.

robert l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Tour guide Debbie and driver Caroline offered a wonderful look into places where Downton Abbey was filmed. Fascinating commentary and backstage stories. Plus a trip to breathtaking Blenheim Palace. Very worthwhile and fun

Patricia A L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The guide was extremely well informed and had loads of information and stories to tell. Plenty of time at each location to do everything I wanted to do.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour, one of the only to stay more time at Blenheim

James S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

My wifen my son, and I recently took this tour. When we booked our tour my wife was a bit disappointed because Highclere castle wasn't open so we decided on this tour with Blenheim on it. We were not disappointed at all. The tour guide, Tony, was fantastic. The stops were very nice and you were given the appropriate time at each. We never felt rushed all day. There are other tours a little cheaper that travel by bus. I would without a doubt spend a little more and get on this tour and travel in a small group van. Well worth it.

Jane M B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and it was fun and informative. We had a small group so we had great attention to detail. I liked seeing the behind the scenes of Downton Abbey and Blenheim Palace is a tour of its own. I would recommend this tour to others, as I am a fan of Downton Abbey and Winston Churchill also stopped at his burial spot and I was interested in everything covered in the tour.

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