Downton Abbey and Village Tour
8 ½ hours of amazing TV insight and beautiful countryside. A+ for organisation and entertainment!
Claudia Moeller (Review on Trip Advisor)
Become Lord or Lady Grantham for the day as we visit the film locations used for the BAFTA winning period drama on a Downton Abbey Tour of Locations.
Get fascinating anecdotes about how the global hit TV series was made, the actors involved and the wonderful history of the places we visit on the tour.
Depart from central London for the charming Oxfordshire village that has been featured as Downton Village. Here you will get a guided tour of the locations such as Downton hospital, the village pub, the former home of Matthew Crawley and the local church.
A short comfort break will be taken here. Having explored the village you will then travel to Highclere Castle that is used as the main Downton Abbey set. On the way you will learn about the 1000 year history of Highclere Castle and life ‘above and below stairs’.
Food for lunch can be purchased at Highclere Castle or you can bring your own lunch and enjoy it in the beautiful grounds. Although guided tours are not allowed inside the castle you’ll be able to explore independently the ‘Above Stairs’ area of Downton Abbey with the aid of our self guided information sheet.
As you wander around the estate you will be able to imagine life as it was over 100 years ago and enter the world of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants.
The tour ends at Gloucester Rd Station. Customer Reviews.
- Visit the Oxfordshire village used as Downton village and see the home of Matthew Crawley and where the church, village fair and hospital scenes were made
- Watch episodes of Downton Abbey as we travel between locations
- Wander around the ‘Above Stairs’ rooms of the property used as Downton Abbey including the drawing room, main hall and library where many of the dramatic scenes involving the Crawley family were filmed (Tour A only)
Adult (16 years+): £95 Child (Under 15): £85
Professional guide and coach transport, Entry fees to Highclere Castle House, Gardens and Grounds
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.
Private / Group Tours
For details about costs, itineraries and booking visit the Private Downton Abbey Tour page or call 0844 2471 007