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Downton Abbey and Village Tour of Locations

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.

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.

What to do if Highclere Castle is closed?
We can offer you a tour of other Downton Abbey Filming Locations throughout the year. See Downton village, Yew Tree Farm, Downton Place and much more.

  • 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


Bus Tour:
Car Tour:
Operating daily on the following dates:

Sunday 29 March – Thursday 2 April 2015 at 9am SOLD OUT
Saturday 4 April – Saturday 11 April 2015 at 9am SOLD OUT
Sunday 3, Monday 4, Tuesday 5 May 2015 at 9am SOLD OUT
Sunday 24, Monday 25, Tuesday 26 May 2015 at 9am SOLD OUT
Sunday 12 July – Thursday 10 September 2015 at 9am (Closed Fridays and Saturdays)
Private Tours available – see bottom of page.

How Long?

9 hours

How much?

Bus Tour: Adult (16 years+): £95     Child (Under 16): £85
Car Tour: Adult (16 years+): £150     Child (Under 16): £140

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 and transport, Entry fees to Highclere Castle House and Gardens


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 Tours

Private tours from London are available. See details about the various options available

Other Tour Options

Downton Abbey Film Locations – An alternative to visiting Highclere for Downton fans
Private Downton Abbey Tours – Customised itineraries and luxury touring
3 Day Downton Abbey Tour – Includes locations from all 4 series

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