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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. *On certain dates and for private tours this may be unavailable however it would be replaced by a tour and tea at the 19th century Victorian country house used as the location for the interior of Haxby Park, the prospective home for Richard Carlisle and Lady Mary from Series 2.

The tour ends at Gloucester Rd Station. Customer Reviews

  • Visit pretty Oxfordshire villages used to represent the magical and charming world of Downton
  • Watch episodes of Downton Abbey as we travel between locations
  • Get a guided tour and enjoy tea at the home of the Dowager Countess from the real life owner of the property (public tours only)
  • Choose between Dower House, Haxby Park or Grantham House as an optional location for private tours


Sat at 9am (5&26 Jul, 6 & 27 Sep, 4&25 Oct 2014)
Sun at 9am (6 Jul 2014)
Also see Tour Dates
PRIVATE TOURS are also available on other dates

How Long?

9 hours

How much?

Adult (16 years+): £95     Child (Under 15): £85

Meet where?

Gloucester Road Tube London Underground Station (District, Circle and Piccadilly lines). Your guide will be standing outside Flowers Inc next to the station entrance. Plan your journey or See map location


Professional guide, transport by mini coach, Tea, entry fees where applicable


Gratuities (optional), lunch. Car / Booster seats for children under 3 years.

Private / Group Tours

1 – 2 persons (People Carrier with driver and guide): £660
3 persons (People Carrier with driver and guide): £700
4 persons (People Carrier with driver and guide): £740
5 persons (People Carrier with driver and guide): £780
6+ persons (Mini coach with driver and guide) contact us for a quote

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