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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 Yew Tree Farm.

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 picturesque scenery, villages and historic properties that you will recognise from Downton Abbey. The tour will provide you with an insight into the making of the show and the stories behind some of the places that we visit on the tour.

Morning – Downton Place (Saturdays only) or Grantham House (Wednesdays only)

The first stop of the day will vary depending on which day of the week you take the tour.

Saturday Tours: You will depart from central London by mini coach and take a 60 minute (approx) journey out of London to the 16th century house and grounds that you will recognise as Downton Place in series 3.

Wednesday Tours: You will depart from central London by mini coach and take a 60 minute (approx) journey out of London to visit the stunning 18th century Georgian property whose interior became Grantham House, the Crawleys’ London town house that featured in the end of Season 4 Special.

Lunch and Afternoon – Downton village, Kirkbymoorside, Matthew & Ediths church and The Swan Inn and Yew Tree Farm

From here you will set off to the heart of rural Oxfordshire where several villages have been used in the world of Downton Abbey. Most notably you will visit Downton Village where you will get a guided tour of the village and see familiar sites such as exteriors of Downton hospital, the village pub, the former home of Matthew Crawley and the local church amongst others.

Following this guided tour you will be able to take lunch and have some free time to explore the village for yourself. The next Downton Abbey location is a short stop at ‘Kirbymoorside’, where Anna’s bus splashes through the stream outside 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) and you’ll pass the pub where Branson and Lady Sybil elope in Series 2.

You will finish the day with a tour and afternoon tea at the historic 10th century farmstead that featured as Yew Tree Farm in Series 4 and 5. This is the home of Mr Drewe, the struggling tenant who agrees to secretly help raise Lady Edith’s illegitimate daughter.

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
  • Explore the Crawley family’s other private residences
  • Get a guided tour and enjoy afternoon tea at Yew Tree Farm, the home of Mr Drewe


2014 Dates
Sat at 9am (11 & 18 Oct 2015)
2015 Dates
Sat at 8:30am (Mar – Oct 2015)
Wed at 8:30am (Mar – Oct 2015)
Also see Tour Dates
PRIVATE TOURS are also available on other dates

How Long?

10 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): £710
4 persons (People Carrier with driver and guide): £760
5 persons (People Carrier with driver and guide): £810
6+ persons (Mini coach with driver and guide) contact us for a quote

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