• Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
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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.


  • 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

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

Russell F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

A thoroughly enjoyable tour with a well-informed, experienced guide and driver who took us first through the Cotswolds, stopping at the farmhouse used in filming as well as the village of Bampton Downton Abbey village before getting to Highclere Castle. It was raining most of the day nevertheless, we had a very interesting tour of the house and grounds and time for tea. Having followed the Downton Abbey series, it felt like being at home. Highly recommended.

Joanne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

I had a wonderful time with a small group. Our guide was very informative and funny. The driver was most accomplished.

Alvin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our tour guide, Debra, really made the trip. She is full of life and very knowledgeable. If at all possible I advise the small group tour as you can go places the big bus can not get to.

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Andrew was an outstanding guide - very knowledgeable about everything Downton, as well as British history and geography. He made the tour fun and very interesting.

Janet M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We saw all the settings where filming was done, as well as the castle. Debbie, our tour director, was knowledgeable and was around when some of the filming was done. She is a delight, and Caroline, our driver, was competent and upbeat. This tour lasts about 12 hours, but the time flies. HIghly recommended.

Brett M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Everything I expected plus more! Tony is a fabulous tour guide very entertaining and knowledgeable of all the Downton trivia. A great experience!

Patricia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Tour was very well organized and the tour guide was awesome! Plenty of time for stops to explore filming locations and the tour bus was very comfortable. Highclere Castle is a must see whether or not you are a Downton Abbey fan. This tour was definitely one of the best highlights of our trip to England!

Steve T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

What a dream! To be able to walk in the footsteps of our favorite characters from our favorite show, led by such an expert as Will, and driven through the beautiful countryside by Daniel! We loved the conversation, the Downton stories, and the sites! Very highly recommended! The perfect way to spend our 25th anniversary!

Sheila G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This was a most delightful tour. Debbie, our guide, was funny, full of enthusiasm, and
very knowledgable. A small group tour is the best way to see the 'Downton' village, farm,


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was the fantastic. If you're a Downton Abbey fan, the ultimate!

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