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Private Downton Abbey Filming Locations Tour by Black Taxi

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Mind your manners on this full-day tour of key filming locations in Berkshire and Oxfordshire featured in the hit TV series Downton Abbey. See filming sites in Downton Village, Yew Tree Farm, and the star of the show: Highclere Castle.
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Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Central London zone 1 hotels
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Visit pretty Oxfordshire villages and the 10th century farm used as locations in the magical world of Downton Abbey
  • Explore the main location of the show Highclere Castle and see the above stairs rooms of the property
  • Watch scenes from Downton Abbey as you travel between locations
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On this day tour you will explore the main Downton Abbey film locations featured in both Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Leaving the hubbub of London, your afternoon will be spent visiting Downton Village, Yew Tree Farm, and enjoying the picturesque Cotswold scenery and villages.

Traveling by traditional London black taxi, the tour will provide you with an insight into the making of the show and uncover stories behind some of the places that you will visit on the tour.

Starting in central London, your tour will take you to the first location that you will visit which is about 70 miles out of London. The journey lasts between 1.5-2 hours (depending on traffic).

Upon your arrival at the historic 10th century farmstead that featured as Yew Tree Farm in Series 4 and 5, take a guided tour of this location, which featured as the home of Mr Drewe, the struggling tenant who agrees to secretly help raise Lady Edith’s daughter.

From here you will set off to the heart of rural Oxfordshire where several villages have been used in the world of Downton Abbey. You will see ‘Kirbymoorside’, where Anna’s bus splashes through the stream outside the pub where Bates worked when he left Downton Abbey. There will be a short stop at the church that Matthew and Edith visit in Series 1 (Episode 3) and you’ll pass the pub where Branson and Lady Sybil stay when they elope in Series 2.

Most notably you will visit Downton Village where you will get a guided tour of the village and see familiar sites such as exteriors of Downton hospital, the village pub, the former home of Matthew Crawley and the local church amongst others. Following this guided tour you will be able to explore the village for yourself.

From here you will then head to the star of the show itself: Downton Abbey, located in Berkshire. It will take approximately one hour to get to Highclere Castle from Downton Village and upon arrival, you can take lunch and receive a self-guided leaflet which shows you around the main above stairs rooms of the property that have been used in the show. You will also have a chance to explore the beautiful grounds of the property as well.

The tour finishes at your hotel in central London.
  • Guide
  • Transportation by London black taxi
  • Entry to Highclere Castle
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)

From £895 Per group up to 4

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Product ID: 30021