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Highclere Castle tour

» Downton Abbey, Salisbury and Stonehenge - Full Day London
'See top filming locations from the award-winning ‘Downton Abbey’ television series and several Harry Potter films on a full-day tour from London. This tour leaves London and heads to Highclere Castle in Hampshire – the real life Downton Abbey. Here you’ll get a real taste of Edwardian England, learning about popular characters from the much-loved period drama, as well as the real-life family who have owned the castle since the 17th century'

Downton Abbey
Winner of best mini-series at the 2012 Golden Globes, Downton Abbey is the most successful British period drama since Brideshead Revisited, with ratings exceeding 10 million viewers

Longstanding friend of the Carnarvon family, Julian Fellowes had Highclere Castle in mind as he wrote Downton Abbey, and you can visit the stately home in style on the Real Downton Abbey Tour

Downton Abbey follows the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them, whose lives were changed forever during the First World War. The world of Highclere Castle and Downton Abbey were changed irrevocably by the First World War

Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle is one of England's most beautiful Victorian Castles set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland

The Carnarvon family has lived at Highclere since 1679, and the current Castle stands on the site of an earlier house, which in turn was built on the foundations of the medieval palace owned by the Bishops of Winchester for some 800 years

Downton Abbey Tour
Highclere Castle tour

Visitors follow a route through the Castle though rooms with guides in each State room happy to share anecdotes and information. Visitors can then go up the Red Stairs to view some of the Bedrooms and the Gallery before walking down the Oak staircase to the Saloon in the heart of the Castle.
As well as the castle, the extensive grounds are rewarding to explore

Salisbury Cathedral and Medieval City

Afterwards we drive south passed Old Sarum Castle and visit the beautiful medieval city of Salisbury and explore the magnificent Cathedral crowned with the tallest spire in Britain and built by medieval craftsmen over 750 years ago. See one of the few surviving original texts of the Magna Carta and wander around the picturesque streets of this ancient market town.
*food/drink not included

Stonehenge Prehistoric Stone Circle

The most famous prehistoric monument in the world, and now a world heritage site, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years and it has been home to pagan religion and spiritual worship, not to be mention public debate ever since. What was this vast collection of stones intended for? Was it observatory of the moon, a temple to the sun, or an elaborate cemetery? Who were the people who carried and carved these 40 ton rocks? Come and unlock the secrets for yourself and marvel at this remarkable and mysterious feat of ancient engineering and design.

Your full-day tour finishes back in London, where you’ll arrive in the early evening.

Adult Price: £129
Child Price: £119 (3 - 16 yrs)

We also offer a Downton abbey and Oxford tour: click here

DOWNTON ABBEY PRIVATE TOURS are also available on other dates (Apr, May, Jul, Aug and Sep 2017). In addition tours are available to Downton Country locations on other dates

BEST TOUR FOR DOWNTON ABBEY FANS!

SECURE TOUR BOOKINGS

Our 'Downton Abbey Tour' is a best seller and must be booked well in advance!

 
 
This is a must-do tour for any Downton Abbey fan!
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  • Visit the real Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle, home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, with Hampshire Ambassador, Phil Howe. .
  • Visit Salisbury Cathedral and medieval City
  • Visit Stonehenge Stone Circle

Our 'Downton Abbey Tour' is a best seller and must be booked well in advance!

SECURE TOUR BOOKINGS
This full day tour departs every day from Central London 9.00am - 6pm.
This tour normally ends by 6.30pm
Adult Price: £120
Child Price: £119 (3 - 16 yrs)
DOWNTON ABBEY PRIVATE TOURS are also available on other dates (Apr, May, Jul, Aug and Sep 2017). In addition tours are available to Downton Country locations on other dates
 
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Iust a quick note to say a great big thank you and to let you know what a fantastic time we had on your tour! Everything was perfectly organised and we were made to feel special the whole time. The tour guide was a joy - he was really enthusiastic and totally knew his stuff and your booking staff were really friendly and helpful. It was a perfect day and we've already started planning a return trip. Nov 2012
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