This was the fantastic. If you're a Downton Abbey fan, the ultimate!
Wonderful tour. Very warm weather. The small group was nice and Tony was a great, and funny, guide. Highclere is one of the most photogenic places I've ever seen. Note: you cannot take photos inside, only outside. Going to the little village was fun too. It's a long day, but well worth it if you are a Downton Abbey fan. Glorious gardens too.
Everything was perfect. Tour informative not disappointed in anything.
It was everything we anticipated except for the weather. The visit to the farm near Cogges and the Cotswolds village of Bampton was excellent and the guide was very informative. Highclere Castle was beautiful inside and it was amazing to see where Downton Abbey was filmed but unfortunately we could not tour the grounds because of the rain.
Andrew was our guide and he provided great information about the actual Downton Abbey focus, but he also knew so many other interesting tidbits about everything along the way.
This was a unique experience for a Downton Abbey fan! The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Visits to all the filming locations, including the inside of Highclere Castle. Unforgettable and well worth the time and money.
The tour was excellent, despite the rain. It was fun visiting Cogges Farm and Bamford village, then the highlight: Highclere Castle. Tony was a terrific guide and driver. He got us around in a safe and timely way and was full of knowledge about the history and fun information about Downton Abbey. So glad I did this!
Michelle United States of ...
This tour was amazing. Our tour guide was absolutely fabulous. I only wish we could've taken pictures inside the castle. So glad we stopped in Bampton and at Coggs Farm as well. I loved every part of the tour. A must do for any Downton Abbey fan.
Melissa R USA
I had the most brilliant time on this tour! The driver whose name escapes me and Debbie, the tour guide, were simply wonderful. The castle and gardens were such fun to visit as well as the related filming sites of Yew Tree Farm and Downton Village. We had such lovely weather which made the day all the more enjoyable. The Egyptian artifacts exhibition was interesting, too. I'm so, so glad that I did this and would recommend it highly.
It was a fantastic tour. Our driver was so entertaining and full of Downton anecdotes. Loved every minute. Thank you.
Kenneth H United States of ...
Excellent tour guide. Very entertaining and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour.
This tour was outstanding. Try to travel with Tony. Tony has a real feel for making this a fun experience. If you love Downton Abbey you will love this tour.
The tour was the best I have ever had in Europe. The driver guide was superb. An excellent driver and an amusing and informative speaker. I could not rate the tour higher and the experience a memorable one. Five star plus !!!
Great tour. We were not rushed during the day. Plenty of time at Highclere Castle. Enjoyed our visits to the farm and little township of Whitney. Was able to relate to where the various scenes were set in the TV series Downton Abbey. Thoroughly recommend this tour to Downton Abbey fans!!!
Our guide was absolutely awesome -- funny, witty, knowledgeable and accommodating. He even lent me 10 pounds so I could buy a souvenir at a place that didn't take credit cards. A real pro. The tour exceeded our expectations -- and we would recommend Tony as the best tour guide we've ever had. While driving us around he had us laughing and informed the entire time.
the whole day was wonderful for a fan of Downton Abbey - we saw all the sites in the shown in the show - both the village sites as well as the castle itself and heard gossip about the cast from the tour guide who was perfect in that role - she was so informative about the places,as well as the cast.
What made this trip special was our tour guide Andrew. He was extremely knowledgeable not only about Downton Abbey but about London and the surrounding area. We had been on a 4 day musical tour of London prior to our tour to Highclere. The difference in tour guides was striking. We learned so much more from Andrew in a very short time. His knowledge of the Downton Abbey show was nothing short of amazing. He could cite season and episode for everything we saw on our trip and much more we didn't see.
My advice: if you do the tour, ask for Andrew as tour guide.
A must-do for any Downton fan. Our tour guide, Andrew, was wonderful. He shared not-only information about Downton, Highclere Castle and the other tour stops, but background in general of British history and the English countryside. Our driver was wonderful was well. The coach was very comfortable . It was a lovely day out. Our only wish is that we'd had even more time to enjoy Highclere. That has nothing to do with the tour, only that it was a busy day at the castle so it took a while to get through the house and we wished we had had even more time outside as well to explore the grounds. But it was still Ana amazing experience and we thoroughly enjoyed our day.
We had such a marvelous time. The weather couldn't have been better. Our driver, our dear sweet hostess made it actually very fun. She's from Oxford herself, and we actually drove right by her lovely home. I wish we would have visited the Castle first and then on to the filming locations, but I'm sure that's just my preference. For newbies, a little more information on the pickup point would be more helpful. The personal photographs throughout the castle are so wonderful to view. This truly gives you a sense of history, to see their forebears and then right down to the current family. Beautiful! Just thinking about it gives me chills! I'd do it again in a heartbeat! USlovesUK Judith and James O'Connor
Absolutely amazing. Our tour leader Andrew was not only knowledgeable, but very entertaining and easy going. Our driver was excellent. I have no idea how she navigated those roads so easily. The scenery was exquisite. I particularly enjoyed the town of Bampton and seeing where a lot of the scenes from Downton Abbey were filmed. The history behind the buildings is really fascinating.
Highclere Castle was not a disappointment either. All the scenery on the tour was breathtaking. This tour isn't just for fans of the show. I would say anyone with an interest in history and architecture would not be disappointed.
Wayne C USA
Excellent day with the perfect guide- Tony! Lots of "inside information" that you would never get elsewhere. Highly recommend taking a tour like this to visit Highclere Castle because the information at the castle itself is not that good. Especially if your interest is in Downton Abbey, not so much in the castle.
Great! Tony was a wonderful, humorous and had a lot of inside info We enjoyed the day. Four stars
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