Highclere Castle / Downton Abbey
Highclere Castle / Downton Abbey Library
Church Street, Bampton / Downton Village
Highclere Castle / Downton Abbey Saloon

Downton Abbey and Village Small Group Tour

Discover the England of yesteryear with the Downton Abbey and Village Small Group Tour (max 15 persons). Feel like a lord, lady, or even a servant, as you explore the sets and locations where this award-winning period drama was filmed.

On this small group tour, let your guide bring you to some of the iconic filming locations, as well as give you some insider gossip from behind the scenes. They will also teach you about the history of these stunning locations, and the real-life dramas that unfolded within their walls.

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Departing in from central London, a mini coach will transport you across land and time, from the bustling modern city to the quaint, relaxing countryside. And, to make the trip a little more entertaining, you can enjoy some episodes of Downton Abbey as you travel.

After a short journey, you will arrive in Bampton, where many of the locations of Downton Village can be found. Here your guide will take you to some of the most iconic places from the show. You will see St. Mary’s Church, the setting for many christenings, funerals, weddings, and not to forget the jilting of Lady Edith at the altar. You’ll also be brought to Churchgate House, recognisable as the residence of Isobel and Matthew Crawley.

Churchgate House, Bampton / Crawley House
Churchgate House, Bampton / Crawley House

From the village you will travel to Highclere Castle, the real-life Downton Abbey.

This Victorian-era manor boasts its own set of enthralling tales from throughout its 1,000-year history. Here you will have the chance to buy some lunch, or enjoy your own picnic on the castle’s sprawling grounds. Afterwards, you will get the chance to explore the building using a self-guided information sheet. Re-live history as you walk through the library, music room, drawing room, morning room, staircase, saloon, dining room and the servant’s staircase.

Highclere Castle / Downton Abbey Dining Room
Highclere Castle / Downton Abbey Dining Room

The Downton Abbey and Village Small Group Tour lets you retrace the footsteps of the Crawley family and their servants. What’s more, it allows you to indulge in an important and influential period in history. This is a great day out for any Downton Abbey fan, aristocratic or not!

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

This tour departs at 9.00hrs daily on the following dates: 7 – 23 April, 5-7 & 26-28 May, 7 July – 3 September 2019. Please be aware that Highclere Castle is closed on Fridays and Saturday from July to September inclusive.

Children under 3 are required to travel in a child/booster seat, provided by the parent/guardian.

A large group version of this tour is also available. For more details, please check out the Downton Abbey and Village Tour by Coach page.

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  • Meeting Point

    Gloucester Road Tube (London Underground) Station

  • Tour departs

    Daily at 09:00hrs on the following dates: 7–23 Apr, 5-7 & 26-28 May, 7 Jul – 3 Sep (Highclere is closed on Fridays and Saturdays during July to September)

  • Tour returns (approx)

    Back to London

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