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Downton Abbey and Village Small Group Tour from London

4.9 / 5

39 reviews

Activity provider: Brit Movie Tours

Downton Abbey and Village Small Group Tour from London

Activity provider: Brit Movie Tours
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From US$ 159.55 per person

Enjoy a full-day excursion from London on a small-group tour that takes you to visit top filming sites from the global hit TV series, Downton Abbey. Explore Downton village and Downton Abbey and relive aristocratic life of a century ago.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Enjoy a fully guided walking tour of Downton village
  • Explore Downton Abbey itself and see the above-stairs rooms where many dramatic scenes took place
  • Spend some time on the grounds of the estate and imagine what aristocratic life was like a century ago
  • Enjoy the tour with up to 15 others plus a guide and a driver
Full description
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.
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation
  • Admission fees to Highclere Castle House and Gardens
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission to the Egyptian exhibition (GBP 5.00)
  • Car/booster seats for children under 3 years of age
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Gloucester Road Tube (London Underground) station, next to the station exit, outside the flower shop (Flowers Inc.)

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
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4.9 /5

based on 39 reviews

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Enjoyed the guide Eva . She was easy to listen to and had good information . The bus journey was good and we had time in Bampton and Highclere Castle to look around . The village was very cute and it was great to be able to walk around the castle and the grounds for about 3 hours

April 16, 2022

A must for all Downton Abbey fans!! The small group to Bampton was very personal and our guide pointed out all the buildings used in the series. Really fun! Souvenirs that have Downton Abbey on them are found in the Library for purchase. Highclere castle is maxing we are the grounds. Souvenirs are more for highclere castle than the show but still really nice. Tea and light lunches were really good. Gin made a Highclere can be purchase but a bit pricey . Lots of time to see everything!

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August 23, 2019

Just the perfect tour! We had a very good guide and the tour was very well organized. In the filming locations of the series, the guide showed the prepared pictures and this made the tour even more clear and cool! Highclair Castle is unbelievable! Sorry you can’t take off inside. Everyone who watched the series, highly recommend a visit!

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July 28, 2019

Product ID: 58561