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Downton Abbey and Village Tour

Departing from London   
REF: BMTDOW

• Downton Abbey-themed tours from central London
• You'll head to filming locations in Oxfordshire
• Includes entry to Highclere Castle house & gardens
• Plenty of time to explore the estate & village
 
 


What's Included

• Enjoy a day tour by coach from London visiting two of the main filming locations
• You will travel by luxury coach from central London to the Cotswolds
• First you will visit Downton Village, where you will be given a full tour of the village pointing out locations from the show
• Following the tour you will be given time to explore the village on your own
• At the Highclere Castle a self-guided information sheet will give you the opportunity to see memorable scenes, such as the Library, Drawing Room, Saloon, Dining Room and First Floor Bedrooms

What Can I Expect

Step into the upstairs downstairs world of the Crawley family on this fascinating Downton Abbey Tour! Setting off from central London on a coach, this tour will whisk you away from the city and into the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside to see some of the locations used to film the successful ITV series Downton Abbey - including Highclere House!

The hugely popular 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 first.

This comprehensive full day tour starts with a visit to 'Downton Village', otherwise known as Bampton village. This is where you'll be shown the Downton hospital, the village pub and Matthew Crawley's former home, as well as the local church and Post Office. You'll also see the lovely house where Isobel Crawley lives.

As you tour the village, your enthusiastic guide will show you stills of Downton Abbey scenes featuring the locations you're looking at. It's amazing to see how much time and effort the production team puts into transforming these buildings into the period properties with all the fine details totally on point!

After Bampton, it's back on the coach for the next part of your Downton tour. You will be visiting Highclere Castle, which played the role of the family seat of the Crawley family. In real life it's home to Lord and Lady Canarvon and it's as stately and grand as you'd expect. The tour includes entry to the house and you'll have plenty of time to explore this quintessentially English country estate.

As you'll be at Highclere for around three hours, you can even enjoy a light lunch or a cream tea in the castle's delightful tea rooms located in the stable yard. Before hopping back on the coach to London, make sure you take time to have a stroll around the gardens to round off your Downton Abbey tour. Beyond the finely manicured lawns, you'll find the Monk's, the Walled and the Secret Gardens. Just stunning!

Availability

• Tours are available from April to September on selected dates,subject to availability
• Tour lasts approximately 9 hours
• Tour departs at 9:30 am, subject to traffic should return at 6pm




Location

• Tour depart from Gloucester Road Tube Station

Suitable For

• Minimum age is 6 years old, children must be accompanied by a participating adult
• Not suitable for wheelchair users, pushchairs can be folded and put in luggage hold, however they cannot be used inside Highclere Castle

Anything Else

• Egyptian exhibition not included, available for £5 on the day
• You are welcome to bring your own lunch or purchase food at Highclere Castle
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