Downton Abbey Filming locations, Cotswolds and Highclere Castle

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1 Day
Availability : March to May, July to September
Start: London
End: London

Take a behind-the-scenes peek into one of TV’s most successful shows on this ‘Downton Abbey’ filming locations tour from London. Delve into the pretty Cotswolds countryside with your guide, and visit Cogges Manor Farm and Highclere Castle – aka Yew Tree Farm and Downton Abbey. Discover sites of interest including Mrs. Crawley’s house, Mrs. Patmore’s bed and breakfast, and The Grantham Arms pub. Reach corners of the Cotswolds the big tour buses can’t access, and enjoy a personalised experience on this small-group tour – limited to 18 people.

10.5 HOURS / MODERATE WALKING / GUIDED / SMALL COACH

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book.

Tour Details
Highlights:
  • Explore ‘Downton Abbey’ filming locations throughout the Cotswolds and Hampshire, from London 
  • Visit Cogges Manor Farm and Highclere Castle, more famously known as Yew Tree Farm and Downton Abbey
  • See countryside locations where key scenes from the TV series were filmed
  • Reach hidden Cotswolds filming sites that the big tour coaches can’t reach
  • Enjoy a personalised experience on this small-group tour, limited to 18 people

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.

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

Outside Gloucester Road Tube station (Google Map)
 7:45am – Outside Gloucester Road Tube station, meet at the station exit.

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 Cogges Farm, Bampton Library
  • Entry to Highclere Castle

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

Spin into the beautiful Cotswolds countryside to visit some of the filming sites of ‘Downton Abbey’. Your first stop is Cogges Manor Farm, beautifully located on the banks of the River Windrush. Here, learn of the farm’s 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 video about the farm’s role in the popular television series.

Approx. time at Cogges Farm – 1 hour.

Shilton

After a coffee break, continue on to the delightful village of Shilton, famous for its shallow ford and used in series two to double as the village of Swinbrook. It was here that Lady Sybil and Tom Branson spent the night on their aborted elopement.

Bampton

Head onwards to Bampton to see St Mary’s Church — the scene of so many weddings, a funeral or two, and even a jilting! During your guided walk, take in sites of interest including the cottage hospital, Mrs. Crawley’s house, the village green, the post office, Mrs. Patmore’s bed and breakfast, and The Grantham Arms pub.

Approx. time at Bampton  – You will have approximately 30 minutes in Bampton where you will see the Church, the cottage hospital, the village green & the post office

Highclere Castle

Next, make your way southwards from the Cotswolds to the chalk down land of Hampshire, home to magnificent Highclere Castle — known to many as Lord Grantham’s family seat, Downton Abbey itself. Head through grounds landscaped by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, and up the gravel drive to the grand front door. Lord and Lady Carnarvon have welcomed cast and crew here for the entire run of the show, and its subsequent film, and visitors can discover many familiar locations both inside and outside the house.

See where O’Brien tripped up Bates, where Kemal Pamuk’s body was moved, and the dining room where delicious dialogue was served up with decadent 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, before heading into 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 three hours in Highclere Castle and its grounds, before our small-group day trip ends and we begin the journey back to London.

Approx. time at Highclere Castle – 1 hour. We will spend around 3 hours exploring Lord Grantham’s family seat, Downton Abbey itself. Time to visit the magnificent gardens, tea rooms and the Egyptology exhibition in the basement of the castle itself.

Dates and Prices
Departure Dates and Days Adult (pp) Child: Age 3 to 15 (pp)
2024: April 9, 10, 11, 12 $330 $320
2024: May 27, 28, 29 $380 $370
2024: July – Daily except the first week, Fridays and Saturdays $370 $360
2024: August – Daily except Fridays and Saturdays $370 $360
2024: September – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 $370 $360

Ask us about family rates (2 adults and 2 children minimum).

Pricing

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Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca  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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