Downton Abbey Private Tour in The Cotswolds

This charming Cotswolds tour of Downton Abbey locations is the perfect way to see both filming locations from the hit TV series and some of the most beautiful parts of the internationally renowned Cotswolds.

Led by one of our highly experienced and very friendly guides, they will make your tour a day to remember by revealing a range of stories about the local area, details about the filming of the phenomenally successful series, and hints and tips about how to make the most of your time in the UK.

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2. Cogges Manor Farm / Yew Tree Farm

The Kitchen at Cogges Farm
The Kitchen at Cogges Farm

Cogges Manor Farm doubles up as Yew Tree Farm in Downton Abbey. Originally home to Mr and Mrs Drew, who take in Lady Edith’s illegitimate daughter Marigold, Yew Tree Farm is now in the hands of Daisy’s father-in-law Mr Mason. Seen throughout series 4, 5 and 6 of Downton Abbey, this location is very close to all our guides hearts and plays a significant part in Lady Edith’s storyline.

When at Cogges, you will see the Manor farm with the rooms and grounds used throughout Downton Abbey and learn the history of Cogges Manor Farm. You will also have time to watch Cogges’ own behind the scenes production documentary and enjoy some of the light refreshments available.

3. Asthall

Asthall Manor and St Nicholas Church in Asthall
Asthall Manor and St Nicholas Church in Asthall

After leaving Yew Tree farm, we will take in the beautiful village of Asthall which was the childhood home of the famous, and infamous, Milford sisters where you will learn about how these sisters became some of the most famous people in 20th century Britain and how they have link to Hitler and The Dukes of Devonshire.

4. The Swan Inn

The Swan Inn, a pub so good former Prime Minister David Cameron is known to drink here. It is at The Swan where we will stop for a quick, but delicious, pub lunch. Please note that the cost of Lunch is not included in the price of this tour.

5. Burford

The stunning, chocolate box village of Burford is one of the top sites to see in the Cotswolds. While not seen in Downton Abbey the town is well worth a visit.

Once at Burford, we will take a walk down the beautiful Highstreet, which is your chance to shop for some Cotswolds mementoes, gaze at the stunning architecture and take as many photos as your phone, and camera can take. Finally, we will head over to the fantastic filming location that is Bampton village

6. Shilton / Kirkbymoorside

The beautiful village of Shilton is complete with a forded river, cottages that date back hundreds of years and a historic pub. It’s no surprise that the producers of Downton Abbey decided to film a brief but memorable sequence here. Standing in for the Yorkshire village of Kirkbymoorside, this idyllic village was seen in season 2 of Downton Abbey when Anna discovers where Mr Bates has been working after he leaves Downton.

7. Bampton / Downton Village

Churchgate House in Bampton
Churchgate House in Bampton

Bampton is seen as Downton Village throughout six seasons and one film of Downton Abbey. We will visit the village hospital, which in reality is the local library and a visitor centre. The local church is where Lady Mary marries both Matthew and Henry Talbot, and where Edith is both jilted at the altar and marries the man of her dreams – Bertie Pelham. Discover Crawley House where Matthew and his mother Isabell live, and of course, the Grantham Arms and Dog and Duck Pubs – which are private, not public houses.

While in the village, your guide will tell you all about the filming for Downton Abbey, how the local community has responded to being constantly flooded with visitors from across the world and assist you in taking as many Downton themed photos as you can.

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