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London: Downton Abbey, Cotswolds, and Highclere Castle Tour

4.8 / 5

63 reviews

Activity provider: International Friends

London: Downton Abbey, Cotswolds, and Highclere Castle Tour

Activity provider: International Friends

From US$ 204.01 per person

Enjoy a full-day trip through the scenic Cotswolds, visiting charming Cogges Manor Farm, Downton village, and Downton Abbey, or Highclere Castle.

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Duration 1 day
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  • Enjoy a full-day excursion to visit Downton Abbey filming locations
  • Travel by luxury mini-coach to locations inaccessible by larger vehicles
  • Visit Downton Abbey itself (Highclere Castle), the gardens, and the Egyptian exhibition
  • Delight in a visit to Yew Tree Farm (real name Cogges Manor Farm) and Downton village (Bampton)
  • Benefit from a small group experience with a maximum of 18 people per tour
Full description
Depart London by luxury mini-coach on an 11-hour Downton Abbey tour. Stop at Yew Tree Farm (Cogges Manor Farm) to see filming sites used throughout the TV series. Continue to the Swan Inn at Swinbrook, location of one of the series' most controversial story lines. Next stop is in Shilton, a Cotswolds village inaccessible to larger coaches. See the old stone footbridge, duck pond and the old pump and well, before the short journey to Bampton (Downton village). Head to Highclere Castle, home to the Grantham family in the series. Enjoy the gardens before entering the castle. Take a guided tour of the castle’s opulent rooms. There will also be time to take in the Egyptian exhibition.
  • Small-group tour (maximum of 18 persons)
  • Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) and Gardens admission and tour
  • Yew Tree Farm (Cogges Manor Farm) and Downton village (Bampton) visit
  • Tour guide
  • Round-trip transportation from London by executive mini-coach
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The meeting point is Great Russell Street, outside the main entrance to the British Museum. Address: 52 Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3BD, UK.

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  • Depending on the castle entry time, the itinerary may be reversed
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 63 reviews

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This was the absolute best tour we did on our trip to London. Amber was a wonderful guide and kept the group informed and on time throughout the day. We saw many locations used in the filming of Downton Abbey; in addition to Highclere Castle which was the highlight of the day. There was some downtime at the castle where we enjoyed a snack and the gin cocktail bar. The bus ride was fun as well, with Amber involving the group in trivia challenges, etc. We highly recommend this tour.

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September 15, 2022

A wonderful excursion! Highlight of our London trip! Everything as in the description, only better! Our guide was AMBER, just amazing!! So humorous and with a lot of (historical) knowledge. She made the day very enjoyable! Thank you very much dear Amber!! Worthwhile for every Downton fan, but also very impressive and beautiful for non-fans!! Definitely do it!!

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September 1, 2022

This day trip was one of the more expensive trips to visit Downton filming locations, but we got what we paid for! We love Downton Abby & all 3 stops were mesmerizing! Our guide Amber was fantastic providing us with history and inside information about filming of the show & overall made it an excellent day for a Downton fan! Highclere castle blew my mind.. particularly the 360 degree beautiful views of the thousands of acres that surround it. Highclere is SO beautiful in person!! The cafe & gift shop were a bit disappointing, that is my only negative comment.

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August 31, 2022

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