What can I expect on the day
Step into the upstairs downstairs world of the Crawley family on this Downton Abbey Tour! Setting off from Central London on a mini coach, this tour will whisk you away from the city and into the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside to see some of the country locations used to film the successful ITV series Downton Abbey.
The period drama, created by writer Julian Fellowes, is set during the reign of King George V, starting in 1912 and following the lives and loves of the aristocrats and the servants through the Post-Edwardian years. Although set in the fictional Downton Abbey in Yorkshire, many of the locations featured on this tour are actually in Oxfordshire villages, so that's where you'll be heading on these fascinating tours out of central London.
You'll head to the beautiful, well-manicured grounds and house that was used as Downton Place in series three. The tour includes entry to this fine 16th century house, so you have ample time to wander around and imagine all the stars of the show acting those dramatic scenes of love and lust all wrapped up in Edwardian etiquette as you tour the rooms.
This comprehensive, full day tour also takes you to 'Downton Village' where you'll be shown the Downton hospital, the village pub and Matthew Crawley's former home, as well as the local church. You'll also tour Kirbymoorside with the pub where Bates goes to work at in between working at Downton Abbey, as well as seeing the pub to where Branson and Lady Sybil elope in the second series. As you tour these buildings it'll be easy to picture some of these famous scenes from Downton Abbey for real.
The afternoon of your Downton Abbey tour continues with a stop off at Yew Tree Farm. This is the location for the 10th century farmstead where tenant Mr Drewe lives with his family, bringing up Lady Edith's daughter. And our favourite highlight? It's got to be taking a rustic high tea here, where many a scene has been filmed. Imagine what life was like for the posh and poor alike as you tuck into tea and scones before hopping on the coach back to central London.
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