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London: Downton Abbey, Cotswolds, and Highclere Castle Tour

4.8 / 5

25 reviews

London: Downton Abbey, Cotswolds, and Highclere Castle Tour

Activity provider: International Friends
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From US$ 235.98 per person

Enjoy a full-day trip through the scenic Cotswolds, visiting charming Cogges Manor Farm, Downton village, and Downton Abbey, or Highclere Castle.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a full-day excursion to visit Downton Abbey filming locations
  • Travel by luxury mini-coach to locations inaccessible by larger vehicles
  • Visit Downton Abbey itself (Highclere Castle), the gardens, and the Egyptian exhibition
  • Delight in a visit to Yew Tree Farm (real name Cogges Manor Farm) and Downton village (Bampton)
  • Benefit from a small group experience with a maximum of 18 people per tour
Full description
Depart London by luxury mini-coach on an 11-hour Downton Abbey tour. Stop at Yew Tree Farm (Cogges Manor Farm) to see filming sites used throughout the TV series. Continue to the Swan Inn at Swinbrook, location of one of the series' most controversial story lines. Next stop is in Shilton, a Cotswolds village inaccessible to larger coaches. See the old stone footbridge, duck pond and the old pump and well, before the short journey to Bampton (Downton village). Head to Highclere Castle, home to the Grantham family in the series. Enjoy the gardens before entering the castle. Take a guided tour of the castle’s opulent rooms. There will also be time to take in the Egyptian exhibition.
Includes
  • Small-group tour (maximum of 18 persons)
  • Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) and Gardens admission and tour
  • Yew Tree Farm (Cogges Manor Farm) and Downton village (Bampton) visit
  • Tour guide
  • Round-trip transportation from London by executive mini-coach
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The meeting point is Great Russell Street, outside the main entrance to the British Museum. Address: 52 Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3BD, UK.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Depending on the castle entry time, the itinerary may be reversed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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The tour was just what I expected and I was very happy with the way the day unfolded. The weather wasn’t the best but the day was lovely and nothing could take that away. The Cogges farm visit was brilliant. There was much to see and the gardens were lovely. Highclere House is stunning and worth the visit alone. I was just happy to wander through the castle and actually be in the same place where many Downton Abbey scenes had been made. Our driver was excellent and tour guide Toby was very good. Highly recommend a small tour as it allowed us to visit some places that larger coaches couldn’t access.

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May 3, 2022

Lovely day out with plenty of time at the two major stops. Our driver was fabulous and Toby, our guide, was very entertaining. As a bonus the whole group was prompt and friendly. Cogges Manor Farm was such a lovely place and we had ample time at Highclere for all the sights plus lunch and a wander. Very glad I chose this trip and I’d definitely recommend it!

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May 3, 2022

The trip was most enjoyable and Andrew our guide kept us entertained with information about the show and how it related to what we were seeing. He also gave us a lot of information about the countryside we travelled. We had plenty of time at the castle to explore the grounds after our tour of the interior. The tea served was delicious.

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October 21, 2019

Product ID: 123059