Downton Abbey Village & The Cotswolds

Tour Overview

8 hours

Spend the day exploring the filming locations for Downton Abbey, the world-famous ITV period drama series, right here in the Cotswolds.

During your day, you’ll walk the streets of the fictional village of Downton (the small hamlet of Bampton, Oxfordshire) and see the buildings used for Isobel Crawley’s house and Downton Hospital. Visit the Church used for weddings, funerals and christenings. Walk down Church View to see the houses used for the fictional pubs; The Grantham Arms and The Dog & Duck. It won’t take long for you to begin to imagine yourself suspended in time walking alongside the aristocratic Crawley family.

Visit a unique 13th Century manor house and historic farm buildings, which was used extensively in series 4 to 6 as Downton Abbey’s Yew Tree Farm. You will have the chance to explore the home of the Drewe family, where Lady Edith’s child is brought up, and later home to Mr Mason. Discover the house, grounds, gardens and see the animals that live on the farm.

At lunchtime you’ll find yourself arriving at an idyllic and traditional Cotswold countryside pub, which was used for the filming of Lady Sybil’s elopement with the family chauffeur, Branson. You’ll have time to enjoy a hearty meal of seasonal, high-quality food and sample some local beers and ales, before exploring more of the Cotswold towns and villages in the afternoon, such as Burford, Stow on the Wold, Chipping Campden and Broadway.

Highclere Castle

Whilst our Downton Abbey Cotswold Tour itinerary does not typically include a visit to Highclere Castle (the real-life location of ‘Downton Abbey’), tickets can be arranged for select dates during its’ short open season each year. Availability is incredibly limited so tickets can sadly not be guaranteed, however when booked with enough notice and where possible, we will endeavour to incorporate a visit to Highclere Castle.

Areas Covered

Northern Cotswolds

Downton Abbey Filming Locations…

Below are a few photos from some of the locations you’ll find yourself visiting during our Downton Abbey Village and The Cotswolds tour.

If you’d like to do something not listed here, just let us know.


Tour Info

Downton Abbey Village & The Cotswolds

Duration – 8 hours

Please enquire for vehicle and private guide prices, leaving details of collection and drop-off points and your preferred tour duration, to help us provide a quote. Click HERE to complete our enquiry form.

Transfers to/from airport, seaport, central London, UK airports and other locations available – please enquire.

What’s Included?
  • Full-day tour (8 hours)
  • Collection and drop-off
  • Dedicated local tour driver guide
  • Your executive vehicle (up to 4 or 7 passengers)
  • Bottle of mineral water for each passenger
  • Entry fees (your final Downton Abbey tour price will calculated to include pre-arranged visits to attractions and any organised extras)
What’s Not Included?
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Gratuities (Gratuities for your driver guide are at your discretion)

Please note: Venue choices/ticket availability varies throughout the year due to seasonal nature of attractions. Please enquire with your preferred travel dates for more information.

How to Book your Tour of the Northern Cotswolds

Step 1:

Send us an enquiry for the dates you’d like your tour, with any additional information you can provide, such as your interests or any extras you’d like included. Visit our ‘Contact Us’ page to fill out our tour enquiry form.

Step 2:

We’ll let you know our availability and get a quote to you. We aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.

Step 3:

If you’d like to go ahead, we’ll send a booking form for you to complete along with a secure payment link for you to reserve your tour with a deposit

Step 4:

We’ll then work with you on your chosen tour to determine some of the finer details. This includes us creating a personalised itinerary for the day tailored to your interests (we’ll also discuss whether you’d like to book any experiences or tickets for entry to any of the many Cotswold attractions)

Step 5:

Wait with excitement… we look forward to meeting you!

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Image Credits on this page:
– Bampton – Copyright Martyn Ferry 2015
– Cogges – Provided with permission by Kim Hall
– Dining space – The Swan Inn, Swinbrook
– Shilton – Cotswolds Tourism
– Highclere Castle © Highclere Castle Enterprises LLP 2014

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