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Downton Abbey and Village Small Group Tour from London

1. Downton Abbey and Village Small Group Tour from London

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.

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The leadership was very successful. Catherine took care of all the concerns of the group members quickly and easily. She provided us with great additional information in Bampton. Using pictures, she has drawn an entertaining comparison between reality and the "Downton Abbey" series. We explored Highclere Castle on our own. The additional flyer from the organizer was very helpful. The premises as well as the general setting was very impressive for fans of the series.

Catherine was a very friendly and outgoing tourist guide who made everyone feel very welcome right from the start! She really knew her stuff and made the day special! The bus was very comfortable! A little more time in Bampton woukd have been better but other than that the day was perfect! Great value for money soentt

Great day, lovely to have a small group and time to see the village as well. We were lucky to have Ava as a cheerful, fun guide and Rob the driver.

Great guide .Plenty of time at Highclere castle but maybe a bit longer in the village .

If you love Downton Abby this is the trip for you.