Visit three of England’s most impressive castles on this day trip from London. Traveling in your own private guide with a chauffeur, you’ll feel like royalty as you’re whisked through the English countryside to Windsor Castle, Wardour Castle and Highclere Castle. Entrance fees are at your own expense and tickets from Highclere Castle should be purchased directly from Highclere’s website. Book early to avoid disappointment.
English Castles tour of London with a personal chauffeur/guide
Learn all about Windsor Castle, the official residence of Queen Elizabeth
Visit Highclere Castle, where Downton Abbey was filmed
Hear about the folklore and the history behind each castle from your knowledgeable guide
Private tour ensures a privileged, personalized experience and flexibility to explore at your own pace
Get picked up from your central London hotel or prearranged meeting point, and then relax as your chauffer drives you out of the English capital to your first stop: Windsor Castle, one of Her Majesty the Queen’s official residences and the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Pay your entrance fee, and then head inside to explore its lavish State Apartments and other highlights.
Continue to Wardour Castle, which was built in the 14th century by the fifth Lord John Lovell as a lavish baronial estate. After exploring the opulent estate, break for lunch (own expense). Ask your drive for recommendations, should you wish.
Your final stop of the day is Highclere Castle, perhaps best-known as Downton Abbey from the award-winning British TV drama series of the same name. The magnificent castle is set within 1,000 acres (405 hectares) of beautiful parkland and has been the country seat of the Earls of Carnarvon since the 17th century. With your prebooked ticket, head inside to explore its wonderful state apartments and enjoy time to wander the grounds also.
Your tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel or original tour start point.