From €774 per vehicle
The tour starts when we pick you up from your hotel and drive you out into the Oxfordshire countryside. As you pass through London your guide will stop and show you a selection of the London filming locations of Downton Abbey.
Arriving in the Cotswolds mid-morning we will stop at the small village that featured as Kirkbymoorside where Anna’s bus splashes through the stream outside the pub where Bates worked. We will also visit the pub where Branson and Lady Sybil stay when they elope in Season 2.
The star attraction of the morning is Bampton, the Cotswold village that became the village of Downton. Enjoy a guided tour of the village, where you will see the exteriors of familiar sites such as Downton Hospital, two village pubs, the former home of Matthew Crawley and the local church, where all the weddings and funerals took place. We will go inside the church (providing the church has no services on) and there will be time for you to explore the village for yourself as well.
Leaving Bampton behind we will return to London but before we do we need lunch. Where better than to have lunch than at Yew Tree Farm from the series. The farm was used as the home of Mr Drewe, the tenant who agrees to help raise Lady Edith’s daughter without anyone knowing. Lunch is in the farms main eating area and then your guide will give you a private tour of the grounds and the locations.
Arriving back in London we carry on viewing the London locations. Besides the film sites you will see how the rich would shop, relax, dine and live.
The Downton Abbey Countryside Tour by Black Taxi will show you a London as you have never seen it before. Follow the footsteps of the landed gentry and see the restaurants they would visit, the areas where they lived and the clubs they belonged to. See where Lady Grantham would shop for clothes and visit the shops where Lord Grantham would purchase clothing for the hunting weekends.
Stroll along the pathway where Lady Mary and Lady Rosamund walk and talk. See the building that became Buckingham Palace in the show, the registry office where Rose MacClare married Atticus Aldridge and the Grand Hotel Entrance as well as the Embassy Club and the Lotus Club.