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Downton Abbey Filming Locations and Oxford Walking Tour

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Friday and Saturday

  • Start time

    8:15am

  • Duration

    11 Hours approximately.

Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Free Wi-Fi in coach
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Walking tour of Oxford
  • Visit to Bampton
  • Entrance fees to Highclere Castle
  • A signed copy of Lady Carnarvon's autobiography
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Key Highlights

  • Discover Oxford and the famous locations featured in the hit TV series – Downton Abbey on this full-day tour
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the University town of Oxford along with your expert guide
  • Marvel at the fine European architecture of one of the world’s oldest universities
  • Admire the typical British rural setting of Bampton Village that served as a perfect film location
  • Visit the Church, Mathew Crawley's mother's house, the hospital and more!
  • Explore Highclere Castle’s opulent public rooms including its public main hall, library and sitting rooms
  • Receive a precious signed copy of Lady Carnarvon autobiography as a souvenir
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – no need to print!

Overview

Walk around Oxford – the city of dreaming spires and visit the cherished filming locations of the award-winning TV series ‘Downton Abbey’ in a day!

Oxford

Begin the day with a guided walking tour of the Oxford Town, home to one of the world’s greatest and oldest universities, where famous scholars such as C.S Lewis, Bill Clinton and Lewis Carroll once studied! Walk along the ivy-clad stone walls that protect beautiful chapels, halls and libraries and marvel at the architectural grandeur of the university. Get some free time to enjoy a snack or two at a nearby eatery.

Insider tip: You may consider having a fun pub lunch at one of the many famous inns of Oxford like the Turf Tavern, King’s Arms or The Bear.

Bampton

Proceed to the picturesque village of Bampton that served as an idyllic rural setting for many scenes of the Downton Abbey series. Admire the British countryside views and pass by identifiable sights like the Church, Mathew Crawley's mother's house, the hospital and more.

Highclere Castle

Visit another prominent location made famous by the Downton Abbey TV series – the Highclere Castle, built by Sir Charles Berry who also built the houses of Parliament, this is the countryseat of the Earls of Carnarvon. Explore the castle’s public rooms with its splendid public main hall, the library and sitting rooms.

Insider tip: Once you’ve discovered the castle well, you may spend some time enjoying the parklands created by Lancelot “Capability” Brown or savour tea and cake at one of the tea rooms.

Receive a signed copy of Lady Carnarvon autobiography as a memorable souvenir for this tour!

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Friday and Saturday

  • Duration

    11 Hours approximately.

  • Start time

    8:15am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Victoria Coach Station, Gate 19- 20, 164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 9TP.

    So there's no rush, please arrive 15 minutes early to the start time.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Free Wi-Fi in coach
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Walking tour of Oxford
  • Visit to Bampton
  • Entrance fees to Highclere Castle
  • A signed copy of Lady Carnarvon's autobiography
  • Hotel transfers
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

Please call the tour operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.

The order of visit may change from time to time.