Day trip

From London: Downton Abbey and Village Coach Tour

4.7 / 5

41 reviews

Activity provider: Brit Movie Tours
Day trip

From London: Downton Abbey and Village Coach Tour

Activity provider: Brit Movie Tours

From US$ 153.47 per person

Immerse yourself in the world of Downton Abbey on a 9-hour bus tour from London. Go behind the scenes of the famous TV show and watch scenes on the bus on your way to the Crawley family home.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Enter the world of Downton Abbey on a coach trip from London
  • Take a guided tour of Bampton, the setting for scenes in Downton village
  • Get fast track entry to Highclere Castle, used as the setting for Downton Abbey
  • Watch episodes of Downton Abbey as you travel between locations
Full description

Step into the hit TV series Downton Abbey on this full-day bus tour from London. Visit filming locations from the show like the village of Bampton which was used for the village of Downton and Highclere Castle which was used as Downton Abbey. 

Journey by comfortable air-conditioned coach towards the village of Bampton in Oxfordshire. Listen to an informative commentary about Downton Abbey and the locations you will visit along the way.

Arrive in Bampton and take a guided walking tour of the village to see locations from the TV series, such as the post office and the house where Matthew Crawley lived before he moved to the abbey. 

Continue to Highclere Castle for 3 hours of free time to explore the house and grounds of the setting for Downton Abbey at your own pace. Find your way around with ease using a helpful leaflet.

Have plenty of time to purchase a delicious lunch at the castle or shop for some souvenirs at the gift shop.

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  • Round-trip transportation from London
  • Entrance fees to Highclere Castle
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

Meet at Gloucester Road Underground Station (Piccadilly, Circle and District Lines). The guide will be waiting next to the station exit, outside the Flowers Inc flower shop.

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4.7 /5

based on 41 reviews

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Everything was perfect: from the place of meeting with a pleasant and smiling guide, from the discovery of the village then the castle. The trip also went well with a competent driver. For the visit of the castle, the document in French is a plus. The visiting time is well thought out. This visit allowed us to rediscover the series from a very pleasant different angle.

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September 16, 2022

The actual sights at the village and castle are great to see as Downton fans. Unfortunately our guide injected too much of his personality and negative comments in an attempt at humor which fell flat for my group as well as at least 1 other group on our tour. He offered to use the microphone on the bus if needed but when asked nicely to do so he continued to not use it. He offered up his atheism as a factoid whilst touring the church and repeatedly mentioned drinking his wine while the group was visiting Highclere. He came off as not a Downton enthusiast and took many opportunities to naysay the series and movie - again at an attempt at humor which just fell flat. Probably the worst tour guide I’ve encountered.

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July 26, 2022

This is the must do for any Downton Abbey fan!! The only negative comment I have is that we spent little time in Bampton Village, after the walking tour we only had 15 mins of free time, a little more time would have been ideal! But otherwise an awesome day trip from London!

July 25, 2022

Product ID: 75718