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Downton Abbey and Highclere Castle Tour from London

Greater London, United Kingdom
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Offered in: English


Follow in the footsteps of the Dowager Countess of Grantham and other much-loved ‘Downton Abbey’ characters on this day trip to the hit British TV series’ most famous filming locations. Departing from London, this tour takes you into beautiful Oxfordshire, where you’ll visit Downton village, Cogges Manor Farm, and the magnificent Highclere Castle.
  • Full-day 'Downton Abbey' filming locations tour including Highclere Castle, narrated by a knowledgeable guide
  • Travel from London to Oxfordshire to see a collection of sites used in the popular TV drama
  • Hear trivia and insider gossip about the 'Downton Abbey' series and characters such as Lady Mary
  • Visit a farm near Cogges and wander around the Cotswolds village of Bampton that was featured as Downton village
  • Explore the grounds and state rooms of Highclere Castle including the bedrooms and the music room
Depart from central London in a comfortable, climate-controlled coach and travel to Oxfordshire, where much of the hit British television series 'Downton Abbey' was filmed. As you travel, hear trivia about the show, which follows the lives and scandals of the fictional Crawley family and their staff, from your guide.
Stop first at Cogges Manor Farm, where you’ll stop for a hot drink in the on-site cafe (own expense) and see some locations featured on the show. Then, continue to the village of Bampton, a picturesque Cotswolds’ village that was used as Downton village. Explore on foot with your guide and see the church where Lady Mary wed Matthew Crawley, the Grantham Arms pub, and other recognizable filming sites.
Continue to Highclere Castle, arguably the most famous 'Downton Abbey' site. With your guide, you’ll explore the grand estate, which features as Downton Abbey itself, and its grounds. Wander around the Monk’s Garden, White Border, Wood of Goodwill, and the Secret Garden. Then enjoy free time for lunch at the tea rooms (own expense) before heading inside Highclere to the lavishly decorated staterooms.
See the Red Stairs, saloon, gallery, and bedrooms that have been appeared on screen, and hear about popular characters, such as Lady Edith and the Dowager Countess of Grantham, as well as the real-life family who have owned Highclere Castle for centuries. 
Your day trip then concludes with a drop-off at in central London.

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Deborah M
, Sep 2018

Andrew, tour guide, very knowledgeable. Downton Abbry does not disappoint. Countryside is so beautiful. Worth every penny!

, Jul 2018

Andrew our guide was outstanding! The stops were along the way were great. But getting to Highclere was the highlight. Loved the entire experience!

Malinda P
, Dec 2017

An incredible tour for the Downton Abbey lover! A full day packed with history and beauty. I highly recommend it!

Katherine C
, Oct 2017

FANTASTIC TOUR!!! Apart from the very early start.
But really, if you love Downton Abbey, you must do this tour.
Definitely spent alot of time in and around the house and gardens. The lunch and morning tea was very nice too.
Do yourself a favour and book the tour.

Charles K
, Oct 2017

Comfortable ride, knowledgeable guide, adequate time at each locale.

Dave C
, Sep 2017

Seeing Highclere, in person, was definitely a highlight of my stay in England. I highly recommend this tour!

, Sep 2017

I enjoyed this tour because I really wanted to visit Highclere Castle, but I was disappointed in its execution. The bus was late to pick us up from the specified location and then we spent another hour traveling to other locations in London to pick up other passengers. Interestingly, those of us who were at the original location were not given any other option so when the bus went by my hotel 45 minutes later I wondered why I could not have been picked up there.

I wish we could have had more time at Highclere with more information about the surroundings and perhaps a guided tour of that area. Brampton and the farm were not as important to me and we could have spent less time in those locations.

Our guide was good . Our driver managed the bus through the traffic, but made me nervous by carrying on a conversation with one of the passengers. When he stood up while driving to get her a phone charger I will admit I was a bit unnerved.

I felt that overall it was a lot of money to pay for a fairly bare bones tour.

Frances B
, Sep 2017

Lovely to see where it all happened. Would recommend going in the off season if possible as it was crowded and hard to spend any time in a particular place. Amazing grounds and gardens. Would be nice to have some souvenirs with the Downton Abbey label.

, Aug 2017

Amazing trip

James H
, Jul 2017

This tour was really nice. Andrew was very knowledgeable and very personable. Locations were very cool and we could see the spots from the show. Worth the money.

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