The Downton Abbey Locations Tour was AMAZING! My tour guides were fantastic and knowledgeable. They were even filming an episode of Downton when we visited the village! If you love Downton Abbey, this is a “Must Do” Tour!
April , Newport Beach, California
Just a note to let you know our whole party was thrilled with the wonderful assistance of VAL for our Downton Abbey tour on Thursday, August 15, 2013. Val was extremely professional, above and beyond sharing photos, clips and inside information regarding filming and the various locations involved. Her warm outgoing manner created an atmosphere of terrific customer service. She bought the whole experience truly alive for us.
The tour was rated “Excellent” by myself and mum. I would like to thank Tim, the tour guide, who was quite simply superb. He was a fountain of knowedge of all things Downton Abbey and ran a smooth ship, both at Bampton and Hereclare House. There were no ‘bad parts’ to be honest, a very smooth journey and great locations and we will recommend the tour to other people”.
“I loved it and would give it a 5/5. Tim was superb in his first Downton Abbey role and all loved his Maggie Smith imitation. Enjoyed watching dvds again on way up and back. Hadn’t realised we were going via Bampton so that was great bonus. Highclere great but my highlight was the garden. Far more interesting flower beds and trees than other places I’ve been in last month. I have no suggestions for improving the tour. Had a great day! ”
“Tim did a fantastic job especially for his first tour. His enthusiasm and determination to ensure everyone was having a great time and answered all of our questions. I went on the trip with my Mum who has been watching the show and now I’m watching the series myself after getting excited from Tim and the tour. Thanks heaps, my Mum and I loved it.”
“I am a big fan of Downton Abbey and was delighted to find this trip. The Brit Movie Tour was great value for money. We were picked up by our very attentive and knowledgable guide Tim and were chauffeured in a luxury mini coach. A group of 14 people made it a very intimate and personal affair. The special treat was to visit the tiny village Bampton (while watching episodes of Downton Abbey), where we were shown all the locations used in the TV programme for the village shots. Tim had movie stills and explained how the film crew made changes to some of the houses. We then drove on to Highclere Castle and had time to explore the inside (with a special leaflet explaining what the rooms have been used for in the series) and gorgeous grounds. 8.5 hours of amazing TV insight and beautiful countryside. A+ for organisation and entertainment!”