Downton Abbey Country Film Locations Tour
On this day tour you will explore some of the film locations used in the hit TV series Downton Abbey including Downton Village, Downton Place and the home of the Dowager Countess.
Please note that we do not visit Downton Abbey due to the limited opening times of Highclere Castle. Also the castle exterior is not viewable from any publicly accessible areas.
This tour will showcase some of the wonderful scenery, villages and historic properties that have been used in the show. The tour will also give you an insight into the making of the show as well as the wonderful history of the places we visit on the tour.
Morning – Downton village, Kirkbymoorside, Matthew & Ediths church and The Swan Inn
You will depart from central London by mini coach and take a 90 minute (approx) journey to reach the heart of rural Oxfordshire where several villages have been used in the world of Downton Abbey. Most notably we visit Downton Village where you will get a guided tour of familiar sites such as Downton hospital, the village pub, the home of Matthew Crawley and the local church. A short comfort break will be taken here. We will also take a short stop at ‘Kirkbymoorside’ which was used as the pretty setting for the pub where Bates works when he leaves Downton Abbey. You’ll also get to see the church that Matthew and Edith visit in Series 1 (Episode 3) plus a visit to the pub where Branson and Lady Sybil elope in Series 2.
Lunch – Downton Place
The next stop will be at the beautiful grounds that were used as the setting of Downton Place in series 3. Here lunch can be taken and you will be able to explore the 16th century house and grounds.
Afternoon – Dower House
You will finish the day with a guided tour of the property used as the home of the Dowager Countess and enjoy tea in the ‘Downton Room’ where many of the scenes featuring Maggie Smith take place.
The tour ends at Gloucester Rd Station. Customer Reviews
- Visit pretty Oxfordshire villages used to represent the magical world of Downton
- Watch episodes of Downton Abbey as we travel between locations
- Enjoy the tour within a small group setting (max 15 persons)
- Get a guided tour of one of the key locations used in the show from the owner of the property
Sat at 9am (5& 12 Apr, 3 May, 7 Jun, 5&26 Jul, 6&27 Sep, 4&25 Oct 2014)
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PRIVATE TOURS are also available on other dates
Adult (16 years+): £95 Child (Under 15): £85
Professional guide, transport by mini coach, afternoon Tea, entry Fee for Downton Place.
Gratuities (optional), lunch. Car / Booster seats for children under 3 years.
Private / Group Tours
1 – 2 persons (People Carrier with driver and guide): £810
3 persons (People Carrier with driver and guide): £840
4 persons (People Carrier with driver and guide): £870
5 persons (People Carrier with driver and guide): £950
6+ persons (Mini coach with driver and guide) contact us for a quote