Downton Abbey Filming Locations and Blenheim Palace

Experience a world of elegance as we embark for the Downton Abbey Filming Locations and Blenheim Palace tour. We explore some of the most iconic scenes featured across the TV series.

A personal guide boasting heaps of Downton Abbey and Churchill knowledge will be on hand to show you memorable filming locations such as Downton village, St Mary’s Church and the Yew Tree Farm as well as the majestic Blenheim Palace. The entrance fee to Blenheim Palace and the Sir Winston Churchill Exhibition is included in the tour price.

From 176 per person

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Tour details

  • This tour does not visit Highclere Castle

  • Meeting point

    Please arrive at your allocated pick-up point at least 10 minutes before departure. Pick-up points and departure times are listed in the “Full description” section below.

  • Tour departs

    Select Mondays (Apr – Oct) from London and Oxford

  • Tour ends

    Victoria Train Station in central London at approx 18:30hrs. Passengers from Oxford will be returned to Oxford by taxi after the tour.

  • Duration

  • Live guide speaks

  • Travel by

  • Tour type

  • Max group size

    16 persons

  • Cancellation policy

    48 hours or more before start: full refund.
    After that time or no-show: no refund.

  • TV series

  • Disclaimer

    This tour is independently operated by International Friends and is an unlicensed and unauthorised tour of sites featured in the television series ‘Downton Abbey’ produced by Carnival Film and Television and NBCUniversal International Limited. This tour does not have any association with, or connection to, the television series Downton Abbey, Carnival Film and Television or NBCUniversal International Limited.

Full description

Downton Abbey Tour: Oxfordshire Cotswolds
Downton Abbey Tour: Oxfordshire Cotswolds

The Downton Abbey Filming Locations and Blenheim Palace tour begins by heading to the Cotswolds to the West of London. There are a wealth of fantastic photo opportunities here as we witness the picturesque rolling hill and honey-coloured village buildings. We make our way to Cogges, the century-old farm before enjoying a walk through the animal inhabited farmyard fields.

Your Downton Abbey guide will provide the history of how Cogges fit into Downton. The Drewe family and Lady Edith’s daughter Marigold grew up at Yew Tree Farm, and you’ll get to explore the filming location first hand. Before heading to the old milking barn and enjoying a coffee, we experience an exclusive documentary surrounding a day’s filming in Downton in the Manor House.

Downton Village Church: St Mary's Church, Bampton
Downton Village Church: St Mary’s Church, Bampton

We move onto Bampton, which is home to the Downton Village. You’ll have some time here to explore where some of the series most memorable characters were laid to rest in St Mary’s graveyard. Entering the church, we see first hand where at least one iconic character was jilted, and many others were blissfully married. Exploring the outside of the church will provide excellent views of the village greenMrs Crawley’s home, and the Cottage Hospital nearby.

You’ll also get to witness the houses that were converted to create the Grantham Pub, the post office and the Dog and Duck. You might like to purchase a souvenir from the small Downton gift shop before we move on.

Downton Abbey Tour: Blenheim Palace
Downton Abbey Tour: Blenheim Palace

We now continue the tour for an exclusive visit to Sir Winston and Lady Churchill’s graves in Bladon village. Before heading to Woodstock we break for lunch (at own expense). The final stop of the tour is at Sir Winston Churchill’s birthplace in 1874 at Blenham palace. Here you’ll experience the Churchill exhibition (included in the tour price), and you might like to stroll through the picturesque gardens before we return to London.

The tour draws to a close by transporting you back to Victoria Train Station in London one of London’s largest transport locations.

Pick-up points and departure times

Please ensure you arrive at your allocated pick-up point at least 10 minutes before your departure time.

London
07:15hrs Outside The British Museum main entrance on Great Russell Street, or
07:30hrs Outside the Hard Rock Hotel main entrance, Marble Arch, or
07:45hrs Outside Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Road (wait on Cromwell road by the bus stop, not outside the hotel entrance)

Oxford
09:15hrs Outside Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15 – 16 Broad Street
Passengers from Oxford will be returned to Oxford by taxi after the tour.

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