Become Lord or Lady Grantham for the day, as you visit the film locations used for the BAFTA-winning period drama on a Small Group Downton Abbey Tour of Locations. The mini coach tour has a maximum of 15 persons and includes your own guide plus driver making this the best option for any Downton Abbey fan.
The day will start by departing from central London, then heading for the charming Oxfordshire village that has been featured as Downton Village. Here, you will get a guided tour of 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, about the actors involved and about 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, which 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. You’ll be able to explore independently the ‘Above Stairs’ area on the ground and first floors inside Downton Abbey with the aid of our self-guided information sheet. Areas of the castle you will be able to see include the entrance, library, music room, drawing room, morning room, staircase, saloon, dining room and the servant’s staircase.
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 Downton Abbey tour ends in central London. Customer Reviews.
Large group tour also available
Do note that we also offer a Downton Abbey Coach Tour on select dates if you prefer to travel in a larger coach.
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.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Social distancing, face masks (see government guidance on day of tour). Click for more info.
4 – 18 April, 1-4 May, 29 May – 1 Jun
11 Jul – 7 Sep at 9am (Highclere is closed on Fridays and Saturdays during July to September)
Private Tours available – click here
Adult (16 years+): £120
Child (Under 16): £90
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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.
Day tour by coach from London of filming locations featured in the popular period drama including sites in Downton village and Downton Abbey itself.