Enjoy a day tour by coach from London visiting 2 of the main filming locations for the hit TV show Downton Abbey. On this Downton Abbey Tour you will travel by luxury coach from central London and experience the beauty of the Cotswolds and the real life home of the Carnarvons.
Setting off from central London it will be just under 2 hours to reach your first destination of the day – Downton Village. Here your guide will be give you a full tour of the village pointing out locations from the show including the church, Post Office, the hospital as well as homes of key characters such as Isobel Crawley.
You will be shown stills of how the locations appeared in the show, be given behind the scenes info and feel fully immersed into what was one of the main filming locations of the entire 6 series. Following the tour you will have a chance to explore the village on your own before heading back to the coach and onto the crowning glory of Downton Abbey – Highclere Castle.
On the coach you will also be given background history about the places you visit and also watch scenes from Downton Abbey. Upon arrival at Highclere Castle, which was designed by architect Charles Barry you will have a chance to explore the home of Lord and Lady Carnarvon.
Your tour of the property with the aid of our self-guided information sheet will give you the opportunity to see where memorable scenes were filmed including the Library, Drawing Room, Saloon, Dining Room and the first floor bedrooms. Do note that the ‘below stairs’ scenes were filmed on a set at Ealing Studios. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or purchase food at Highclere Castle.
You will have approximately 3 hours to enjoy Highclere Castle before re-boarding the coach and heading back to central London where the tour will end. Customer Reviews
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We also offer a Small Group Downton Abbey Tour travelling by Mini coach (maximum 15 persons per tour) and departs more regularly on all dates that Highclere Castle is open to the public.
DISCLAIMER: This tour is an unlicensed and unauthorised tour of sites featured in the television series ‘Downton Abbey’ produced by Carnival Film and Television and NBCUniversal International Limited. Brit Movie Tours Limited and this tour does not have any association with, or connection to, the television series ‘Downton Abbey’, Carnival Film and Television or NBCUniversal International Limited.
All tours depart at 9am
Sat 18 April
Tue 26 May
Sun 12, 19 & 26 July
Wed 29 July
Sun 9 & 23 August
Private Tours available – see bottom of page.
Adult (16 years+): £80
Child (Under 16): £70
Groups (10 or more persons): £68
Gloucester Road Tube (London Underground) Station
Professional guide and coach 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.
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Small group guided Downton Abbey Tour by mini coach from central London including Downton village and the home of the Crawley family at Downton Abbey.