Downton Abbey Filming Locations and HIGHCLERE CASTLE

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1 Day
Availability : June to September
Start: London
End: London

Experience off the beaten track exploration on this small group day trip from London and Oxford, to visit the Downton filming locations.  An absolute must for all Downton Abbey fans. Join this small group tour from London to Downton Abbey filming locations accompanied by a friendly guide and Downton expert all in one! See Yew Tree farm, Downton village and the stately Downton Abbey house itself, on this fun filled and informative day trip.

10.5 HOURS / MODERATE WALKING / GUIDED / SMALL COACH

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book.

Tour Details
Highlights:
  • Small Coach – 18 guests maximum
  • Visit Downton Village, Downton Farm and Downton Church
  • Entry to Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle)
  • COVID19 Safety Policies Apply. Seats will be left empty between individuals and couples/families to ensure customer space and distancing. All vehicles used are deep cleaned and disinfected daily, with masks and hand sanitiser products available to all guests. 

3 Pick Up Locations & TImes

London:

The British Museum (Google Map)
7:15am – Outside the main entrance on Great Russell Street. Nearest tube stations are Holborn or Tottenham Court Road.

Hard Rock Hotel  (Google Map)
7:30am – Outside the main entrance. Nearest tube station is Marble Arch.

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum (Google Map)
 7:45am – Outside the hotel on 97 Cromwell Road  (wait on Cromwell road by the bus stop, not outside the hotel entrance). Nearest tube station is Gloucester Road.

Drop off Location & Time

London: Victoria Train Station  (Google Map)
6:30pm 

Price Includes

  • Expert Guide
  • Superior Coach with Wi-Fi on board
  • Personal Audio Headset
  • Visit Downton Village, Downton Farm and Downton Church
  • Entry to Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle)
  • Explore hidden filming , ideal for a small coach

Meals

  • 0 breakfast
  • 0 Lunch
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • London Oyster or Travel Card
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

More then 18 years of experience in small group touring.   A fully guided tour in a luxury mini coach. We travel with a group size from 1- 16 with some of the best guides in Britain. Explore destinations beyond the reach of large coaches to see some of U.K’s Hidden Gems.

Itinerary

London to Cotswolds

Travel to the beautiful Cotswolds to visit some of the filming sites of Downton Abbey. We head over to the charming Oxfordshire hills and go in search of familiar sites from the hit TV series and recent worldwide blockbuster movie. Our first stop is Cogges Manor Farm with its collection of friendly animals beautifully located on the banks of the River Windrush. We will learn of its role in Downton Abbey as Yew Tree Farm where Lady Edith’s daughter Marigold was raised by the Drewe family. Visit the kitchens and Mr Drewe’s living room, see the farmyard where many scenes were filmed and watch a unique and special presentation video about the farm’s role in the television series.

Shilton

After a coffee break we will continue to explore the region, stopping in delightful Shilton with its shallow ford, used in Series Two to double for the pub where Bates found employment and the village of Swinbrook where Lady Sybil and Tom Branson spent the night on their aborted elopement. Onwards to Bampton to see St Mary’s church scene of so many weddings, a funeral or two and a jilting when it was transformed into St Michael’s in Downton Abbey. See the Cottage Hospital and Mrs Crawley’s house during the guided walk, visit the village green, see the post office, Mrs Patmore’s Bed and Breakfast and The Grantham Arms pub.

Cotswolds / Highclere Castle

We then make our journey southwards from the Cotswolds to the chalk down land of Hampshire, to visit the magnificent Highclere Castle. This will be known to many as Lord Grantham’s family seat, Downton Abbey itself. We head through the landscaped grounds by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and up the gravel drive to the door. Lord and Lady Carnarvon have welcomed cast and crew here for the entire run of the show and the subsequent film, so one can come across so many familiar locations both inside and outside the house. See where O’Brien tripped up Bates, where Kemal Pamuk’s body was moved, the dining room where delicious dialogue was served up with the food. Visit Robert Crawley’s library and the various bedrooms, and walk down the grand staircase. Enjoy lunch in one of the many restaurants here and then explore the beautiful grounds. In the basement there is a special Egyptology exhibition, thanks to the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and his excavations in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.

We will spend around 3 hours in Highclere Castle & Grounds, before our small group day trip ends and we begin the journey back to London

 

Dates and Prices
Departure Dates and Days Adult (pp) Child: Age 5 to 15 (pp)
2021: June 1 $340 $300
2021: July 11 to 15, 18 to 22, 25 to 29 $340 $300
2021: August – Daily except Friday and Saturday $340 $300
2021: September 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 $340 $300

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Pricing

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Rates are in $ CAD.


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected]  to book.

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  • This day trip is operated in partnership with Oxfordshire Cotswolds tourism. All destination images used have been provided by Oxfordshire Cotswolds. For further details of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds please go to http://www.oxfordshirecotswolds.org
  • Disclaimer: Downton Abbey day trips and tours are not endorsed, sanctioned or in any other way supported, directly or indirectly, by Carnival Films, NBC Universal or Julian Fellowes and his representatives. 
  • Please note that Highclere Castle is a private residence, and as such reserve the right to close part or all of the Castle, Gardens or exhibition at short notice. As such, the itinerary for this tour is subject to change at any time. 
  • We would like to politely remind our guests to please bear in mind that although used as a filming location, Bampton is not a film set, and is home to many residents. Disrespectful behaviour, such as taking photographs through front room windows, sitting on or causing damage to residential property, or causing any distress to the residents of Bampton will not be tolerated. Any guests found to behave in this way may be asked to leave the tour and make their way back to London at their own expense
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