Downton Abbey Inspired English Countryside (Private Full Day Excursion)

London, England (7)


Downton Abbey Inspired English Countryside (Private Full Day Excursion) If you're a fan of the hit British show Downton Abbey, you'll love spending a day in the English countryside inspired by the show. This private full day excursion will take you to some of the most beautiful and iconic locations featured on the show, including the abbey, the manor house, and the gardens. You'll also have the opportunity to explore the local town and sample some of the local cuisine. This is a unique and unforgettable experience that you won't want to miss.


Tour Duration: 480 min

Downton Abbey Inspired English Countryside (Private Full Day Excursion)

Downton Abbey fans - hog the attention of your historian guide all the way, but keep your eyes peeled for the sights of the Cotswolds, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sheep-studded hills, rural farmsteads, blues skies. Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey, the Grantham family home) only available certain times of the year. Please pre-purchase your tickets before reserving this tour. When the castle is closed to the public or sold out we can still take in the view from the grounds. Downton devotes will find ye ancient market town of Bampton familiar - Downton Church, Downton Cottage Hospital, Grantham Arms pub. Peek into every alley in this charming hamlet. Daydream awhile over lunch at the riverside Swan Inn in Swinbrook village. Next stop is Cogges and its historic manor house (Downton Abbey’s Yew Tree Farm). Linger at Shilton’s 18th-century humped-back bridge next to a bubbling brook.

What's included

Below are items that the provider has stated are included with Downton Abbey Inspired English Countryside (Private Full Day Excursion) at no additional cost

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by private vehicle

What's NOT included

Below are items that the tour provider of Downton Abbey Inspired English Countryside (Private Full Day Excursion) has stated that may cost an additional fee if desired.

Points Of Interest

  • 120 minutes: Charming Cotswolds village which doubles up as the fictional Yorkshire village of Downton.
  • 30 minutes: Discover where Lady Edith was jilted at the altar!
  • 60 minutes: Guided walking of Downton Abbey movie site locations tour starts and finishes here.
  • 60 minutes: Picturesque Cotswolds village where Lady Sybil and Branson planned their elopement in an idyllic Cotswolds pub.
  • 30 minutes: Important heritage site with 13th-century manor house and historic farm buildings - used as Downton Abbey's Yew Tree Farm where Lady Edith'd illegitimate daughter Marigold was brought up.
  • 30 minutes: Cotswolds village with a particularly tranquil setting where a ford crosses a bubbling brook - and where the Old Forge building was transformed into the Red Lion pub where Mr. Bates found work after leaving Downton Abbey.
  • minutes: Area of Outstanding Natural Beuaty - its stunning!
  • minutes: West Oxfordshire in the Cotswolds has some of the most picturesque sightseeing in England - undulating hills, rural agriculture, quaint villages and hamlets, honey-coloured limestone cottages, thatched roofing and dry stone walls - it's beautiful!
  • minutes: Historical market town referred to as the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds'.

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • COVID-19 Special Measures. The health and safety of our guests is always our top priority here at BCHT. We are putting in place some extra special measures for all future tour activities: All our vehicles will be sanitised with disinfectant cleaning by their owner drivers immediately after each service. Presentation stops will be conducted in quiet open air locations – away from crowded hotspots. Driver Guide hosts shall wash and sanitise their hands on a frequent basis throughout each service. Hand sanitiser will be available to all of our guests at all times while on tour. Standard measures which enhance your protection: The transparent partition screen provides a unique private passenger compartment for the passengers. A safe distance exists between guests and their Driver Guide hosts – exceeding the current minimum 2 metres set by government guidelines. The passenger compartment has a separately controlled air-conditioning system.
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • The transparent partition screen provides a unique private passenger compartment which also has a separately controlled air-conditioning system.