Downton Abbey and Village Tour of Locations
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 you 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 you visit on the tour.
This tour is available in large groups (53 Seater Bus) and small groups (5 Seater People carrier). If you already have entry tickets (PM entry) for Highclere Castle we can arrange your transport and a guide to show you round Downton village and other sites from the show.
The day will start by departing 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.
Get fascinating anecdotes about how the global hit TV series was made, the actors involved and the wonderful history of the places you visit on the tour.
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 in central London. 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)
- Tour available as a large group tour or a small group tour as well as for ticket holders for Highclere Castle
Bus Tour (includes entry to Highclere) – Sold out for 2014. Tickets for 2015 go on sale on 1 November 2014. Only 2 dates available (30 March & 2 April 2015)
Car Tour (includes entry to Highclere) – 20 Aug, 8 Sep and 15 Sep 2014
Car Tour (excludes entry to Highclere) – Any date entry ticket is valid (afternoon entry only)
Bus Tour (includes entry to Highclere) – Adult (16 years+): £99 Child (Under 15): £89
Car Tour (includes entry to Highclere) – Adult (16 years+): £150 Child (Under 15): £140 (including tickets for Highclere)
Car Tour (excludes entry to Highclere) – Adult (16 years+): £135 Child (Under 15): £125 (excluding tickets for Highclere)
Professional guide and transport
Entry fees to Highclere Castle House and Gardens (Bus and Car Tour that states entry inclusion)
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.