Our Downton Abbey & Highclere Castle private tour from London takes you to the filming locations used in the making of the TV series. We’ll pick up from your hotel in Central London in a comfortable vehicle accompanied by an experienced driver/guide. See the real-life village that was used for many important scenes and enjoy the beauty of the English countryside. The highlight of our private tour is a visit to Highclere Castle. This is the real-life Downton Abbey where you can explore the magnificent castle interiors and grounds.
Our Downton Abbey & Highclere Castle private tours from London are available on selected dates throughout the year when the castle is open to the public.
Cogges – Yew Tree Farm
We begin the day by meeting you at your hotel or accommodation in Central London. We’ll drive out of the city and into the English countryside heading to the first stop on our Downton Abbey and Highclere Castle day trip!
Welcome to Cogges Farm! Cogges featured as Yew Tree Farm in the TV show and is a beautifully preserved manor farm of historical importance. In series 4 & 5, it was used in many farming scenes, was the home of Mr Drewe and the location where Lady Edith’s illegitimate daughter was brought up. In series 6, it was home to Mr Mason. See the manor house, kitchens and grounds.
Bampton – Downton Abbey
We continue onto Bampton, the real-life location of the fictional village of Downton that featured in all series of the TV show. Enjoy a guided tour of this picture-postcard village. You’ll have the chance to see iconic Downton Abbey sites including the exteriors of the former home of Matthew Crawley, the 12th Century church, Downton hospital and more! We’ll even see Churchgate house, which was used for external shots of Isabel Crawley’s home.
Highclere Castle – Downton Abbey
Highclere Castle, the location of Downton Abbey
We’ll spend the afternoon at Highclere Castle, the real-life location of Downton Abbey! This is the home of The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and is only open on selected dates throughout the year.
The castle dates back to the 17th Century. See the library and great hall which are used for many important family gatherings. Head upstairs for a look at Lady Grantham’s, Sybil’s, Edith’s and Mary’s bedrooms. And walk back downstairs to tour the salon and dining room. You’ll also have time to explore the magnificent gardens, as well as have lunch.
At the end of your visit to Highclere Castle, we return to Central London.
Our Downton Abbey & Highclere Castle Private Tour is available on selected dates throughout the year when the Castle is open to the public. Please contact us via our enquiry form below for availability and prices.
- On dates when Highclere Castle is not open to the public, we offer an alternative Downton Abbey themed tour. This is available as a group or private tour.
- Please note that the visit inside Highclere Castle is self-guided. This is because guiding is not allowed inside the Castle.
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