There are several ways to get tickets to Downton Abbey when sold out. Highclere Castle (the real life Downton Abbey) is one of the most popular places to visit in England, with thousands of visitors each year. However, the castle has limited opening dates, and is only open about 65 days each year to the public and as such tickets get sold out very quickly and are hard to come by.
We’ve compiled a list of the places to check to find tickets to Downton Abbey where most other places are sold out.
The first place to check is here. This tour company offers lots of different kinds of Downton Abbey tours, each one for a few dates per year. So it is definitely worth looking through all the Downton Abbey pages as you might just snatch up some last minute tickets. All tours include a tour guide and some of the tours are exclusively limited to a maximum of 16 people, giving a more personable feel to the tour.
The second place to look is here. This is a day tour from London that visits Highclere Castle, Oxford, and the village of Bampton (the real-life location of the village of Bampton.) This tour departs from London Victoria coach station and includes a tour guide and transportation and is a great way to get tickets to Downton Abbey that include transportation when other places are sold out
The third place to look is here. This is a direct shuttle bus to Highclere Castle from London, that includes entrance to the castle and to the Egyptian Exhibit.
The fourth place to check is here. Our private Downton Abbey tour from London goes to Highclere Castle and the village of Bampton. You can see live availability for tickets on the booking page, which sometimes has availabilty when other places are sold out. The private tour includes transportation in a traditional London black taxi as well as the services of a driver/guide.
The fifth place to check is here. This is similar to the second option and is a small-group coach tour from London to Highclere Castle that also includes the Downton village of Bampton and other villages that were used in the filming of the Downton Abbey series. The tour departs from Central London and includes a tour guide, transportation and might just have tickets when other places are sold out.
The sixth place to look is here. This company offer a few days of tours throughout the year to Highclere Castle from London with tour guide and transportation. It is a small group tour with a maximum of 16 people and offers a good way of getting last minute tickets to Downton Abbey when other places are sold out.
what to do if you still can’t find tickets…
If you’d looked through the above options and still can’t find tickets for Downton Abbey, then consider this tour here. This is a day tour from London that visits many of the filming location used in the making of Downton Abbey and also includes trips to Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds. Although the tour doesn’t go to Highclere Castle, you do get to visit Yew Tree Farm, Bampton village & Swan Inn, all well-known filming locations that are easily recognizable to Downton Abbey fans.