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'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'

Visit major filming locations, including Highclere Castle (the real-life Downtown Abbey) and the village of Bampton (the real-life Downton village).

We leave London in a luxury midi coach and take you to will take you out to Highclere Castle known to Downton Abbey fans as the home of the Earl of Grantham and his aristocratic family. Highclere is used for both exterior and interior filming for the show. If you think the castle is stunning on television, you’ll be absolutely amazed by its appearance in person as you admire its stately Jacobethan style and dramatic façade.

Tour this incredible castle and see rooms frequented by the likes of Lady Mary, Cousin Matthew, Lord Grantham and other characters in the popular Edwardian drama. Venture through the magnificent main hall, library and sitting rooms, and learn about the real-life family – the Carnarvons – who has lived here since the 17th century.

After your walking tour of Highclere Castle, you’ll have time to spend at leisure, perhaps exploring the beautiful grounds or relaxing with a hot drink and cakes in the castle’s tea rooms (own expense).

Downton Abbey Tour
Highclere Castle tour

Next, continue following the Crawley family and their servants as you make the drive to Bampton, a village in Oxfordshire where many outdoor scenes of the fictional village of Downton were filmed. Admire the well-preserved village with its charming main street and historical buildings, some of which date to the 12th century.

Finally we got to Oxford via the scenic route. The city of dreaming spires, boasts one of the world’s greatest - and oldest - universities, as well as some of the finest architecture in Europe

The colleges themselves, which make up the university, are amongst the architectural highlights, their ivy-clad stone walls protecting beautiful chapels, halls and libraries. We enjoy a unique tour which journeys through the heart of this ancient building before we head to the college’s spectacular dining hall, chosen as a key location in the Harry Potter films

Our tour allows us to access parts of the hall usually out of bounds to the public. We will also linger by the open fire as your guide reveals anecdotes about the movie and the remarkable links of Christchurch with the Alice in Wonderland stories

After the tour of Christchurch, there is time to wander through the ancient streets of Oxford with your tour guide. Why not try out a pub lunch at one of the many famous inn’s of Oxford

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, Salisbury Cathedral and Stonehenge tour: click here

New for 2022: Downton Abbey Filming locations, Cotswolds and afternoon visit to Highclere Castle.

DOWNTON ABBEY PRIVATE TOURS are also available on other dates (Apr, May, Jul, Aug and Sep 2021). In addition tours are available to Downton Country locations on other dates


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


Visit the filming locations of the successful British TV show

Discover the real Downton Abbey at Highclere Castle in Hampshire and explore its gorgeous grounds

Visit the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Bampton

Vist Oxford and Christchurch

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

New for 2022: Downton Abbey Filming locations, Cotswolds and afternoon visit to Highclere Castle. Click here


This full day tour departs from Central London 9.00am - 6pm.
This tour normally ends by 6.30pm
Adult Price: £129
Child Price: £119 (3 - 16 yrs)

Operating Dates 2021

Dates available are as follows for 2022

Apr: 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23

May: 5 , 6, 7, 28

Jul: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30, 31

Aug: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 , 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28.

Sep: 1, 2, 3

Why choose these tours

Britain’s favorite period drama, Downton Abbey has been taking the world by storm of late, so get your top hats and teacups at the ready, and prepare to get a taste of Edwardian-era England. The real-life Downton Abbey is set in the magnificent 


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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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