Immerse yourself into the history and the real-life charm of historic sites that were made famous by the award winning hit TV show Downton Abbey. Step into a luxury coach and prepare yourself to discover England’s stunning countryside including the Cotswolds village and the home of the Carnarvons.
The day will start by departing from central London, then heading to the first destination of the day – the picturesque village of Bampton in the charming Oxfordshire village that has been featured as Downton Village. Here, you will get a guided tour of locations such as Downton hospital, the local church, and the homes of characters featured in the show.
While exploring the village you will hear about fascinating anecdotes about behind the scenes, the actors involved and the wonderful history of the places you will get to visit. After your guided tour through the locations of Downton Village, you will get the chance to explore independently before travelling to the stunning Highclere Castle, which is used as the main setting for Downton Abbey.
While traveling between locations your guide will unravel ten centuries of history of the glorious castle and you will watch scenes that were filmed on its beautiful grounds.
With the help of your self-guided information sheet you will tour the grounds and explore the home of Lord and Lady Carnarvon. Visit the filming locations inside the home, including the Library, Drawing Room, Saloon, Dining Room and the bedrooms. Below stairs scenes from the show were filmed at Ealing Studios.
After three hours of wandering around the estate and imagining life as it was over 100 years ago you will then return back to central London on a relaxing drive on the coach.
Tue 12 Jul 2018 at 9am
Thu 9 August 2018 at 9am
Private Tours available – see bottom of page.
Adult (16 years+): £80 Child (Under 16): £70
Gloucester Road Tube (London Underground) Station
Professional guide and coach transport, entry fees to Highclere Castle House and Gardens
Gratuities (optional), food and drink, entry to the Egyptian exhibition is available for £5 on the day. Car / Booster seats for children under 3 years.
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