Our Highclere Castle & Downton Abbey tour departing from Central London takes you to the real-life locations used in the filming of the hit TV-drama. Start the day with a visit to Yew
Available on Selected Dates from £159 per Person
Experience the real-life Downton Abbey!
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Our Highclere Castle & Downton Abbey tour departing from Central London takes you to the real-life locations used in the filming of the hit TV-drama. Start the day with a visit to Yew Tree Farm and Downton Village, and get a feel for the England of a bygone era. Then soak up the elegance and grandeur of Highclere Castle and visit the magnificent aristocratic rooms and beautiful gardens that make up the estate. Our Highclere Castle and Downton Abbey tour is led by an experienced tour guide, and is available from London on selected dates throughout the year.
We also run a small group version of this tour with a maximum of 18 passengers. This runs on different dates, and you can see further details here.
Highclere Castle & Downton ABbey Highlights:
The tour will begin with pickup in three different locations in London
Drive through the English Countryside to Cogges Farm, located in the Cotswolds, which feels like a throwback to the beginning of the 20th Century. This location was used for filming Yew Tree Farm in Downton Abbey, and you’ll be able to see the Manor House, kitchen and have a walk through the farmyard.
It’s a short drive through the typical windy English country lanes to the next stop of Bampton, better known as Downton Village. We’ll do some Downton “sightseeing”, and take a look at the church, graveyard, village green, Mrs Crawley’s House, Cottage Hospital and post office, which all appeared in the TV series.
The afternoon is spent at the extraordinary Highclere Castle. It is home of George Reginald Oliver Molyneux Herbert, 8th Earl of Carnarvon! We’ll spend the afternoon looking around the castle, Egyptian exhibition and gardens. Downton Abbey fans will love seeing the State Rooms, dining room, and grand staircase, as well as walking through the spectacular gardens! There are several tea rooms on the estate serving delicious food and drink.
07:15: Pickup from outside the British Museum (Great Russell Street)
07:30: Pickup from Marble Arch (outside the Hard Rock Hotel)
07:45: Pickup from outside Holiday Inn Kensington Forum (97 Cromwell Road)
09:30: Visit Cogges Farm, the location of Yew Tree Farm in the Downton Abbey Series
10:30: Head to Bampton, the location of Downton Village in the TV series
12:00: Drive through the English countryside to Highclere Castle, the real-life Downton Abbey
17:00: Leave Highclere Castle, arriving at London Victoria Train Station at 18:30
The tour includes entrance fees, transportation and a tour guide
The tour does not include any food or drink
If you cannot find tickets available on your travel date, please have a look at our other Highclere Castle Tours