Characters and dramatic scenes will flood your mind at Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey and the Grantham family home). Follow the Site Guide through State Rooms, galleries and panel presentations featuring your favourite episodes. The grand oak staircase is an instant hit with every visitor and so are the vast landscaped gardens. A moment in the traditional tearoom before we set off to the soak in the rural vibe of Oxfordshire.
Downton Abbey Countryside Day Excursion
Fans of the Downton Abbey TV series, we will understand if you hog the attention of your historian guide all the way, but keep your eyes peeled for the sights of Royal Berkshire and the Cotswolds region, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sheep-studded hills, rural farmsteads, blues skies, you get the drift.
Downton devotes will find ye ancient market town of Bampton (it has appeared in every series since 2001) familiar. All the usual suspects that you expect are present, including Downton Church, Downton Cottage Hospital, the Crawley family home plus the Grantham Arms and Dog and Duck pubs. Peek into every alley in this charming hamlet, we won’t leave without you.
Daydream awhile over lunch at the riverside Swan Inn in Swinbrook village (where Lady Sybil and Branson stayed to plan their elopement). The next stop is Cogges, on the River Windrush and its historic manor house, which was the setting for Downton Abbey’s Yew Tree Farm. Lady Edith’s illegitimate daughter Marigold was being brought up here. Linger at Shilton’s 18th-century humped-back bridge next to a bubbling brook and make yourself comfortable at the Red Lion Pub where Mr. Bates went to work. Planning a rerun when you get home, aren’t you?
We can pre-book skip-the-line Castle tickets for you.
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Itinery so far...
Type: Chauffeur Driven
Exclusives: Transportation in a traditional London Black Cab - a great British icon
Price: From GBP 525
Pick up: Free pick up and drop-off within a 5km radius of Embankment Place
Booking: Pre-booking for all dates
Cancellations: 50% refund up to 5 days before reservation from the time of written confirmation. No refunds thereafter
We do not necessarily visit all of these depending on how we tailor your tour.
- Highclere Castle (when open and available)
- Highclere Park Walk (when castle closed or sold out)
- Huffkins Tearooms at Stow-on-the-Wold (when castle closed or sold out)
- Bampton Village
- Bampton Village Hall
- St. Mary’s Church Bampton
- The Swan Pub Swinbrook
- Coggs Farm