1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. Highclere Castle

Downton Abbey and Village Small Group Tour from London

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Enjoy a full-day excursion from London on a small-group tour that takes you to visit top filming sites from the global hit TV series, Downton Abbey. Explore Downton village and Downton Abbey and relive aristocratic life of a century ago.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a fully guided walking tour of Downton village
  • Explore Downton Abbey itself and see the above-stairs rooms where many dramatic scenes took place
  • Spend some time on the grounds of the estate and imagine what aristocratic life was like a century ago
  • Enjoy the tour with up to 15 others plus a guide and a driver
Full description
Become Lord or Lady Grantham for the day, as you visit the film locations used in the BAFTA award-winning Downton Abbey period drama. Hear how the global hit TV series was made and about the actors involved and the wonderful history of the places you visit on this full-day tour.

You’ll depart central London in the morning on a drive to the charming Oxfordshire village that has been featured in the series as Downton village. Enjoy a guided tour of locations such as Downton Hospital, the village pub, the former home of Matthew Crawley, and the local church. 

Take a short comfort break before continuing on to Highclere Castle, which is the main setting used in Downton Abbey. En route you’ll learn about the thousand-year history of Highclere Castle and life above and below the stairs.

Lunch can be purchased at Highclere Castle or you can bring your own lunch and enjoy it on the beautiful grounds. Although guided tours are not allowed inside the castle, you’ll be able to explore the above-stairs area of Downton Abbey independently with the aid of a self-guided information sheet.

Imagine life as it was over 100 years ago and enter the world of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants as you wander around the estate.

The tour ends in central London.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation
  • Admission fees to Highclere Castle House and Gardens
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission to the Egyptian exhibition (GBP 5.00)
  • Car/booster seats for children under 3 years of age

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Gloucester Road Tube (London Underground) station, next to the station exit, outside the flower shop (Flowers Inc.)

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Please note that in 2017 this tour is conducted by people carrier, so you will be sharing with a maximum of 6 persons plus guide and driver. in 2018 it will be on a mini coach with a max of 15 persons.
Customer reviews
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Review summary
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Value for money
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Brit Movie Tours

Product ID: 58561