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Small Group: Highclere Castle & Downton filming locations

by International Friends Duration 11h 15m Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees
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Travel out of London into the picturesque Cotswolds to see filming locations used in the award-winning series Downton Abbey. See the sites used as exteriors for Downton Church, Cottage Hospital, and the Crawley family home, and cap off the day with time for tea inside Grantham's Highclere Castle.

With your knowledgeable guide behind the wheel, travel northwest through the countryside to the town of Witney, home to the 13th-century Cogges Manor Farm. See the location used as the Yew Tree Farm in seasons 4–6, and enjoy time for a cup of coffee or tea in the beautifully restored Cogges Kitchen.

As you continue on towards the charming town of Bampton, gaze out the window at the sights of the Cotswolds, a rural region marked with rolling hills, ancient churches, and thatched cottages. Upon arrival in Bampton, you're met with the sites used to create Downton Village, from the old stone Bampton Library (Cottage Hospital) to Mayville Cottage (Grantham Arms).

Your tour concludes at the breath-taking Highclere Castle, the 19th-century site used throughout Downton Abbey as the Grantham family home. Marvel at the imposing Jacobethan architecture that sits on a 5,000-acre (2,023-ha) estate, and then step inside to see the ornate State Rooms and spiral staircases. Take a relaxing stroll through the manicured gardens, or enjoy time for a light lunch made in the Castle kitchens before heading back to London.

Travel out of London into the picturesque Cotswolds to see filming locations used in the award-winning series Downton Abbey. See the sites used as exteriors for Downton Church, Cottage Hospital, and the Crawley family home, and cap off the day with time for tea inside Grantham's Highclere Castle.

With your knowledgeable guide behind the wheel, travel northwest through the countryside to the town of Witney, home to the 13th-century Cogges Manor Farm. See the location used as the Yew Tree Farm in seasons 4–6, and enjoy time for a cup of coffee or tea in the beautifully restored Cogges Kitchen.

As you continue on towards the charming town of Bampton, gaze out the window at the sights of the Cotswolds, a rural region marked with rolling hills, ancient churches, and thatched cottages. Upon arrival in Bampton, you're met with the sites used to create Downton Village, from the old stone Bampton Library (Cottage Hospital) to Mayville Cottage (Grantham Arms).

Your tour concludes at the breath-taking Highclere Castle, the 19th-century site used throughout Downton Abbey as the Grantham family home. Marvel at the imposing Jacobethan architecture that sits on a 5,000-acre (2,023-ha) estate, and then step inside to see the ornate State Rooms and spiral staircases. Take a relaxing stroll through the manicured gardens, or enjoy time for a light lunch made in the Castle kitchens before heading back to London.

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Small Group: Highclere Castle & Downton filming locations

Activity Location

Highclere Castle

Highclere Park

Newbury RG20 9RN

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Outside the Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch. Please note that from Spring 2019, the Cumberland Hotel will be changing its name to to the 'Hard Rock Hotel'. (Marble Arch Pickup)

    Great Cumberland Place

    London W1H

  • Outside the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, Kensington. Please wait on Cromwell Road by the bus stop, not outside the hotel entrance. (Kensington Pickup)

    97 Cromwell Road

    London SW7 4DN

  • Outside the British Museum, main entrance (Great Russell Street Pickup)

    Great Russell Street Bloomsbury

    London WC1B 3DG


Highlights

  • Behind-the-scenes look at the sites used in Downton Abbey

  • Chance to enjoy a cup of tea in 13th-century Cogges Manor

  • Visit to the locations of Cottage Hospital & Grantham Arms

  • Lavish State Rooms & gardens at stunning Highclere Castle

  • Free time to explore the grounds or have lunch in the castle


Inclusions

  • Guided tour to Downton Abbey filming locations

  • Admission to Highclere Castle and Gardens

  • Roundtrip transport to and from central London

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Visit Downton Village, Downton Farm and Downton Church


Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Maximum group size is 18 people.

  • This activity ends at Victoria Station in central London.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • If you wish to change the meeting point selected at the time of booking, you must contact us 3 days prior to your tour.