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Downton Abbey and the Cotswolds

Downton Abbey and the Cotswolds

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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icon9 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Safety measures
icon9 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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icon9 hours  (approx.)
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Good for avoiding crowds

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Head into the English countryside to visit Highclere Castle, the site of Downton Abbey, on this day trip from Oxford. You'll have the chance to see where filming took place at the real-life home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and explore the grounds of the castle. Then check out the village of Bampton, which stood as Downton village, where Lady Mary, the rest of the Crawley family, and other characters spent much of their time. Lastly, take a drive through the villages of the northern Cotswolds. A stop for lunch is made at the Swan Inn in Swinbrook (not included).
  • See more of England on a Cotswolds and Downton Abbey tour from Oxford
  • Admission included to Highclere Castle, which stood as the home of Lord and Lady Grantham on the television series
  • Pass by quaint villages and stop at a pub
  • Listen to narration during the day from a Blue Badge guide
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Blue Badge guide
Live commentary on board
Bottled water
Entrance ticket to Highclere Castle
Pick up from North Oxford Hotels on request
Pick up from Oxford Station on request
Lunch
Taylor Institution Library , St Giles', Oxford OX1 3NA, UK

Tour departs from coach bays next to Taylorian Institution Library in St Giles. Please arrive at the departure point 10 minutes before the tour is due to depart. Please look for a dark blue minibus with ‘Explore Oxford and the Cotswolds’ written on the sides.

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Cotswold Exploring
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Downton Abbey and the Cotswolds?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitisation during Downton Abbey and the Cotswolds?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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What is the social distancing policy during Downton Abbey and the Cotswolds?
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 the Cotswolds?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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star-5
A really fantastic day out
Simon_C
, Apr. 2022
The whole experience was fantastic from start to finish. David and Isobel accommodated for your every need. David had a very calming voice and Isobel was an encyclopaedia of information which she shared throughout the tour.
star-5
Lovely Cotswolds
Brenda_S
, Sep. 2021
What a lovely trip. The weather was beautiful a Isobel and David were great guides! Highclere was a delight and the drive and stops through the Cotswolds was so interesting! Loved the Lovel ruins and a cold beer at The Swan Inn where I met a nice couple to chat with!
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Excellent , well organised and informative
jonathan
, Jul. 2021
A lovely trip , with lots of stops to stretch your legs and see some lovely stretches of the Cotswolds. It was a very hot day but the aircon in the bus was a godsend as was the cold water. Isobel was an excellent guide and the pickup and drop off was very helpful
star-5
Amazing experience
Kerry_P
, Jul. 2019
Isabella was an amazing guide. The entire trip was so informative and enjoyable. It was nice to be part of a small group, traveling in a very comfortable mini-bus. Of course, seeing "Downton Abbey" was the highlight of the experience! It was a very hot day and David and Isabella had plenty of cold drinks which was such a nice touch.
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Top Service und hervorragende Reiseleitung
Isa_U
, Aug. 2018
Sehr persönliche Führung und top Service. Gerne wieder, es war ein sehr beindruckender Tag mit sehr vielen Informationen seitens der Reiseleitung. Bravo -weiter so.

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