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Downton Abbey and Oxford Tour from London Including Highclere Castle

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  • Full-day Downton Abbey tour to Bampton and Highclere Castle
  • Explore Oxford and Oxford University
  • See Matthew Crawley's mother's house in the picturesque village of Bampton
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Downton Abbey and Oxford Tour from London Including Highclere Castle
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Downton Abbey and Oxford Tour from London Including entrance to Highclere Castle
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Downton Abbey and Oxford Tour from London Including Highclere Castle, including a signed copy of At Home at Highclere: Entertaining at The Real Downtown Abbey book written by Lady Carnarvon
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Overview
Visit Oxford and top Downton Abbey filming locations on this day trip from London. Start the day with a walking tour of Oxford and its famous university buildings, and then continue to the Cotswolds’ village of Bampton, which is also known as Downton village in the award-winning British TV series. Visit the magnificent Highclere Castle, known in the show as Downton Abbey, in Hampshire. Upgrade to include a signed copy of “Entertaining at The Real Downtown Abbey” book written by Lady Carnarvon.
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Depart from London by coach around 8:30a.m., and travel to the historical city of Oxford, roughly 1.5 hours away. As you travel, hear about the world-famous University of Oxford whose ivy-strewn buildings you’ll visit during your comprehensive walking tour.

On arrival, follow your guide along the timeworn streets, and check off top sights like the Bridge of Sighs. Then enjoy free time to sightsee independently.

When the time comes, return to your coach and relax on the journey to Bampton village in Oxfordshire, which is featured in Downton Abbey as Downton village. Pass recognizable sights like the church where Lady Mary and Matthew Crawley wed and Grantham Arms. Go to the Bampton Community Archive, as well as a local exhibition about the village’s history.

Afterward, continue on south to Hampshire, where the grand Highclere Castle awaits. The estate, which dates back to the Victorian eta, is set amid 1,000 acres (405 hectares) of rolling parkland and was featured as Downton Abbey on the show. Tour the castle’s opulent rooms with your guide, and see the main hall and library — all used in the filming of Downton Abbey. Hear about your favorite Downton characters and the real-life family who owns Highclere.

Make the most of some free time before jumping back in your coach for the return drive to London.

Upgrade to include a signed copy of “Entertaining at The Real Downtown Abbey” book written by Lady Carnarvon.

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Reviews (331)
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile
Loved it!

If you are a Downton Abbey can you will love it and often talk about where you rent the room in the show. It is amazing how much they have the rooms like in the show. Sometimes you can almost imagine the actors there. We...More

1  Thank Susan R
Reviewed 6 October 2018
A Downton Day

We did this tour onThursday 16th August with David and Steve, they were lovely English gentleman who added to our enjoyment of the day. It was a big group but unlike our previous tour with Premium tours the group was very respectful of schedule and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Suzanne T
Reviewed 17 September 2018
You have to go

I felt like I was on TV it was so real. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I go I felt like I was on We also walked into the village and went to the church it was really good

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Beverly B
Reviewed 10 September 2018
Highclere castle was great, but I am not sure if the guide have even seen the show?

Me and my friend signed up for this tour because we love the tv show Downton Abbey. Both Bampton and Highclear castle was really fun to visit, however we were a little disappointed that the guide did not speak about the tv show. He kept...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Minogapo
Reviewed 19 August 2018
A day at Highclere

Our tour was lovely and our guide, David was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We got lost on the way to the tour pickup and missed the two calls from the company trying to reach us in our frantic search for the right spot. They waited...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank J2982VDlisaa
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Y0Adriane
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Response from Susan R | Reviewed this property |
I know when we were there last they mentioned that have to be open a certain number of days of the year but not sure exactly when that starts.
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LightPacker320920
27 August 2018|
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Until september the 4th. After that there won't be until spring time.
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Response from Elizabeth M | Reviewed this property |
Highclere Castle is only opened to visitors for a limited time each year. 2018 - July 8th until Sept 4th.
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