On this day tour, you will explore some of the main Downton Abbey film locations featured in the hugely popular show. Leaving the hubbub of London, your day will be spent visiting Downton Abbey itself, Downton Village, Yew Tree Farm and picturesque Cotswold scenery and villages.
Morning – Yew Tree Farm. KirbyMoorside and Downton Village
Starting in central London and travelling by London Black Taxi, your tour will provide you with an insight into the making of the show and uncover stories behind some of the places that you will visit on the tour. The first location that you visit is about 70 miles out of London and (depending on traffic) the journey lasts between 1 ½ – 2 hours. Upon your arrival at the historic 10th century farmstead which featured as Yew Tree Farm in Series 4 and 5, you can enjoy a guided tour of this location which featured as the home of Mr Drewe, the struggling tenant who agrees to secretly help raise Lady Edith’s daughter.
From here, you will set off to the heart of rural Oxfordshire where several villages have been used in the world of Downton Abbey. You will see ‘Kirbymoorside’, where Anna’s bus splashes through the stream outside the pub where Bates worked when he left Downton Abbey. You’ll also get to pass the pub where Branson and Lady Sybil stay when they elope in Series 2.
Then you will visit Downton Village where you will get a guided tour of the village and see familiar sites such as the 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 explore the village for yourself.
Afternoon – Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle)
From here you will take a drive lasting approximately one hour to the real star of the TV show – Highclere Castle. At this location you will have the chance to enjoy the afternoon here where you can take lunch and explore the interiors of Highclere Castle as well as the scenic grounds. You will be given a DIY guide to explore the rooms of the castle that include the drawing room, dining room, bedrooms and other areas.
The tour finishes back in central London where you can be taken back to your Zone 1 hotel. Customer Reviews
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.
Departs at 8:30am on these dates: 7 – 23 Apr, 5-7 & 26-28 May, 7 Jul – 3 Sep 2019
(Highclere is closed on Fridays and Saturdays during July to September)
1 – 4 persons (Driver and guide): £650
5+ persons (Driver and guide) contact us for a quote
Central London Zone 1 Hotel pick up and drop off
Professional guide, transport by car
Gratuities (optional), Car / Booster seats for children under 3 years, all entry fees where applicable (Highclere Castle £16 and Cogges Farm £5 per person)
Two and a half hour Downton Abbey walking tour of London including filming locations for Grantham House, The Criterion, Rules, The Grand Hotel and more.