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Downton Abbey and Village Tour from London by Coach

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Downton Abbey and Village Tour from London by Coach

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icon9 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Find yourself in the world of Downton Abbey during this 9-hour tour from central London. With your guide in the lead, sharing anecdotes and behind-the-scenes information, stop first in the village of Bampton, used as the Downton village setting. At Highclere Castle, spend three hours on a self-guided tour of the rooms used for most of the hit show's filming.
  • 8-hour tour of Downton Abbey filming locations from central London
  • Guided walking tour of Bampton, the filming location for Downton Village
  • 3 hours for a self-guided tour at Highclere Castle
  • Learn behind-the-scenes facts and anecdotes from your guide
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Live commentary on board
Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
All Fees and Taxes
Lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Flowers Inc , 138 Gloucester Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 4SF, UK

Please arrive at least 10 minutes early at your meeting point as the tour will leave promptly. The meeting point is at Gloucester Road tube station (Piccadilly, Circle and District Lines). A guide will be waiting for you next to the station exit outside the flower shop (Flowers Inc).

9:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your guide and coach at the Gloucester Road tube station, London, 10 minutes prior to your tour's departure time. Tour start time varies, please select when booking. 

With your fellow Downton Abbey fans, board the bus and listen to your guide's commentary about the show's making and behind-the-scenes facts. Watch the scenery out the window as you journey through Oxfordshire to the village of Bampton, which stands in as Downton Village in the show. See familiar sights such as Matthew's house, the post office, and the church during a guided walking tour. 

Back on the bus, head for Highclere Castle, where you will be provided with a self-guide leaflet to inform you during your three hours of free time. There are places to buy lunch and souvenirs at the castle. 

Return to central London for drop-off at the end of the day.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Highclere Castle
See the location used as Downton Abbey itself. The tour includes entry to the house where you will see the above stairs rooms where so much drama has taken place.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bampton
Enjoy a guided tour of the Cotswolds village used as Downton village in the TV show and movie. See the church, post office, village green, pub and other spots from the show.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Brit Movie Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Downton Abbey and Village Tour from London by Coach?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitisation during Downton Abbey and Village Tour from London by Coach?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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What is the social distancing policy during Downton Abbey and Village Tour from London by Coach?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Downton Abbey and Village Tour from London by Coach?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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star-5
Worthwhile visiting
annaMaria_b
, May 2022
Beautiful castle with wonderful rooms. Amazing gardens with beautiful landscaping. You can spend a day roaming around the grounds
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Highclere tour
Donna_P
, May 2022
The whole experience of our trip was excellent !!! The driver was very friendly and got us to our destinations safely & on time. Ben our tour guide was fabulous, his knowledge about the tour was amazing with lots of humour thrown in. Ben was very attentive to everyone on the tour ,giving everyone lots of tips from what to look out for at Highclere to getting food.There was even someone on the coach who was gluten free & he went out of his way to find them food. Nothing was too much for him ! Overall the trip was excellent, Ben is a lovely young man who made the trip an amazing one & I hope he gets the recognition that he deserves from the company that he works for . Thanks Ben .
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
A must see
Alvern_O
, May 2022
Downton Abbey fans this is a must. Tour guide was enthusiastic about the trip and the groups overall experience for the day. The stop at Brampton and then at Highclere we’re incredible. Depending on your timed ticket tour the house first so you have time. Make sure you take time to walk the grounds and the Secret Garden
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing! Highly recommended
lpksco
, May 2022
Richard was wonderful. He knew Downton Abbey story to perfection. He made our trip fun and entertaining. Also our driver was pretty good. This was the highlight of my trip to London! Great job guys!
2 travellers found this review helpful
star-5
Worth the money!
August_B
, May 2022
Richard our tour guide. His knowledge was outstanding and very interesting. Just being there were it was filmed was exciting.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
A lovely day trip
Stephanie_S
, May 2022
Such a lovely trip!! Richard the tour guide was absolutely brillant! Would reccomend to any downton abbey fan however even if you did not watch the show, Highclere is lovely to visit!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Highclere Castle, Bampton...
Kurt_H
, May 2022
Highclere Castle, Bampton village, good driver and a great tour guide, Stuart - charming and funny and with great knowledge
2 travellers found this review helpful
star-1
we didn't get in because...
antoinette_h
, Apr. 2022
we didn't get in because our ticket wasn't valid. we couldn't contact anyone because the office was closed
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Definitely a must do if you love Downtown Abbey!!!!
Katrina_A
, Apr. 2022
This was so amazing! To see the real thing, and hear about the history of the Carnarvon family was priceless! Stuart, our tour guide, was AMAZING as well!!!!!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
If you love Downton- this is for you
Valerie_M
, Apr. 2022
All the behind the scenes info was fabulous- great to see the village too. The house staff were lovely and helpful too. Our guide Mike was excellent- thank you
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Unforgettable
Brian_R_Pepper
, Jul. 2021
The village locations, expertly highlighted, including anecdotes. The castle and grounds were incredible, helped by the leaflet provided as an explanations
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Everything and More
Mountainchic38
, Dec. 2019
Bus ride was quite enjoyable with a stop in Bampton, which pretends to Downton Village on the show. Had a lovely tour of the village. Got held up due to a traffic accident on the M, which put us almost an hour behind, not the fault of the tour company at all. It did mean I didn't get a chance to walk the gardens or grounds, but that just means I will need to make a return visit. Once off the bus and I got closer to the Abbey, I started to cry. The show is a great favourite of mine, and being there in person took my breath away. It was very well presented and shown. I will be making a second visit when in England next.
2 travellers found this review helpful
star-4
A great trip to Downton!
Lpteach1983
, Aug. 2019
Loved this trip to Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) and Bampton. For anyone who is a fan of the show, this is a must do tour. It was so neat to see the town where they film the village and the various buildings that they use for the different locations in the village. The castle itself was also really beautiful, and again, it was so neat to see the rooms that they use in the show. Unfortunately, you're not allowed to take photos inside, and the servants areas are not filmed there, so you don't get to see them. The only other unfortunate thing was that we ran into traffic and ended up with less time than ideal at the castle, so it didn't feel as relaxed and leisurely as it could have been. Overall, though, a great day trip with a very knowledgeable guide and an enjoyable visit to a special English castle!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
special
familyofsixChicago
, Aug. 2019
very special trip and all agreed that we were able to see more of the abbey than expected. you will remember the magic!
2 travellers found this review helpful
star-5
Sit back, relax and enjoy a Downton day
Gretchen_F
, Jul. 2019
Michael and Kathryn kept the stories flowing as we traveled from London to Downton village (Bampton) where we spent a pleasant hour touring film locations. On to Highclere Castle and 2 1/2 hrs to enjoy touring the castle rooms and beautiful gardens. On the return trip, we enjoyed 2 episodes of Downton Abbey where we pointed out the places and rooms we had just visited. An enjoyable and stress-free Downton pilgrimage.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Downton Abbey Day
Carol B
, Jul. 2019
Tours p/up spot was easy to reach with good instructions on confirmation Coach was on time as were the guides The guides were very well versed with the sites & interesting facts of the areas & its history We were given enough time at Highclere to relax & have lunch All around good day tour
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Downton Abbey came alive for me
Faith_W
, Aug. 2018
This was a great tour and well worth the time and money. The tour bus was clean. We were able to watch episodes of Downton Abbey while travelling. It made the time go by more quickly. The tour guides were knowledgeable and willing to answer any and all questions. They had pictures from the show to associate places we were seeing in the town with what were shown in the show. An amazing day and a definite highlight to my trip.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Dream coming true
ketevang2016
, Jul. 2018
Are you Downton Abbey passionate fan and would like to see where your favorite movie was shot and hear all the stories behind the set? Then this tour is for you. The tour includes a visit to village Bampton and the visit to Highclere Castle. What you can expect from the tour. Well number one and most important you will have most amazing tour guides. They know everything about the movie shooting; tell funny stories behind the set. You have three hours for Highclere castle. The tour includes the entry ticket to the castle and pictured map, provided only by this tour. You see the bedrooms, dining room, and entry hall and explore amazing gardens. The tour is highly recommended. I am giving 10 stars +. P.S. The bus has A/C and is super comfortable. Go for it. The tour is for you. Keti from Tbilisi, Georgia
2 travellers found this review helpful
star-5
This tour was the highlight of our...
Maridane H
, Nov. 2017
This tour was the highlight of our trip to the U.K. We had an amazing day with Amber, our so much fun and full of energy tour guide, and Jimmy, our wonderful driver. The visit to Bampton then to Highclere Castle were just spectacular and the King Tut exhibit in the basement was an added bonus!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-4
très belle visite
christine_b
, Aug. 2018
excursion agréable, stuart et michael comme guides. La visite du village est assez sommaire, par contre le château est tel que dans la serie et les espaces ouverts au public sont identiques aux scènes filmées. Je regrette qu'il ne soit pas autorisé de prendre des photos à l'interieur et qu'il y ait pas mal d'effets personnels des vrais habitants de higclere castle. Bon moment
1 traveller found this review helpful

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