Highclere Castle - 1 Day Tour
1 Day
Highclere Castle
Tour of Downton Abbey

1 day Tour

Highclere Castle - Tour

Welcome to the enchanting world of Downton Abbey, as you step into the iconic setting of Highclere Castle.

Join us on a captivating Highclere Castle tour, as we guide you through the heart of this beloved British TV series.

Whether you're a devoted fan or new to the experience, our tour promises an unforgettable journey. Departing from London we'll transport you to the charming village of Bampton, known as Downton Village in the series. Here, you'll explore Downton Abbey's enchanting filming locations, from the historic Downton Cottage Hospital to the village pub and more. Dive into the intriguing history of these sites, discover behind-the-scenes tales, and embrace the captivating narrative of Downton Abbey.

Important information: Your preferred drop off and collection point will be agreed with your driver prior to the tour start date.

Tour includes

Price from: £595.00 per day

Tour vehicle

Private chauffeur guide

Free bottled water



The tour

Highclere Castle - and Bampton Village

A journey that will transport you to the heart of Downton Abbey’s filming locations.

Our Highclere Castle tour, designed for both fans and newcomers, offers a splendid escape from London or your preferred starting point.

Next, we’ll whisk you away to the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Bampton, nestled in the Thames Valley. A place that truly embodies the essence of Downton Abbey.

A Glimpse into Bampton’s Past

Bampton, known as Downton Village in the series, holds secrets and stories waiting to be discovered. Our guided Highclere Castle tour includes visits to iconic sites such as Downton Cottage Hospital, the charming village pub, Isabel Crawley’s home, and the quaint village church. Delve into the rich history of these locations. Learn about the talented actors who brought the series to life, and immerse yourself in the captivating narrative of Downton Abbey.

Once considered a bustling market town until the 19th century, Bampton even found its place in the Doomsday Book of 1086 as a town. Today, it retains its old English village charm, boasting both a Town Hall and a Village Hall. As you explore, envision the bygone eras that influenced this remarkable setting.

Highclere Castle: The Crown Jewel of Downton Abbey

After a brief interlude, our journey continues to Highclere Castle in Hampshire, the pièce de résistance of the Downton Abbey series. This majestic country house, nestled within 5000 acres of Hampshire’s enchanting landscape, served as the primary Downton Abbey set. Discover the castle’s rich history, dating back to the 9th century when it stood on the foundations of the Bishops of Winchester’s medieval palace, as recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.

A Culinary Experience Fit for Nobility
During your Highclere Castle tour, savour a quintessentially English meal at a local pub en-route or within the splendid grounds of Highclere Castle itself. Alternatively, you can bring your own picnic and dine amidst the castle’s beautiful surroundings.

Unleash Your Imagination

At Highclere Castle, you’ll have the freedom to explore the ‘Above Stairs’ area independently. Transport yourself back in time, over a century ago, and step into the world of the aristocratic Crawley family and their dedicated servants. Highclere Castle is where most interior and exterior scenes of Downton Abbey were filmed. Making it the quintessential Downton Abbey experience.

Design Your Own Downton Abbey Tour

For those seeking a personalized adventure, we offer a ‘Design your Own’ tour of Downton Abbey locations. Share your preferences and dates with us via email, and we’ll craft a tailor-made itinerary just for you.

Read more about Downton Abbey at Wikipedia.

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We would love to hear from you regarding your tour requirements. If you cannot find the perfect tour on our site we can create a custom itinerary for you.

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