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.
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.
Next, we take a short drive through the picturesque Cotswolds to stops at Shilton which was a location featured in series two.
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 green, Mrs 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.
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.
07:15hrs Outside The British Museum main entrance on Great Russell Street, or
07:30hrs Outside the Hard Rock Hotel main entrance, Marble Arch (formerly the Cumberland Hotel), or
07:45hrs Outside Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Road (wait on Cromwell road by the bus stop, not outside the hotel entrance)
09:15hrs Outside Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15 – 16 Broad Street
Passengers from Oxford will be returned to Oxford by taxi after the tour.