Excursion to Highclere Castle, Bampton and Oxford: Tour of Downton Abbey filming locations – Departing from London

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  • Walking in the footsteps of the heroes of Downton Abbey

  • Exploring Highclere Castle, where the series was filmed

  • Wandering through the traditional village of Bampton

  • Seeing the unforgettable locations from Downton Abbey in real life

Essential info*

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 10hrs

Tour with Commentary

  • English

Fast-track entry

Starting time 8:15 AM

Departure point/location

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


Set off to discover Highclere Castle, where the hit series Downton Abbey was filmed, on a day trip from London! 

Departing from Victoria, you will escape London for a day dedicated to the series Downton Abbey and England of old.

First, visit Oxford, famous for the colleges that make up Oxford University, its bookshops and its cobbled streets. In the company of your guide, you will explore the city on a walking tour, before taking some free time to have lunch or carry on exploring. 

You will then get back on the bus to head to Bampton. This little, typically British village in the Cotswolds, in the county of Oxford, was the setting for many village scenes in Downton Abbey. You might recognize some of the famous sites from the series, like the outside of Isobel Crawley’s house, the hospital or even St. Mary’s Church, called St. Michael and All Angels in the series.

You will then head to Highclere Castle, where the main scenes from the series were filmed. Highclere Castle is only open a few weeks per year and was built by Sir Charles Barry, who also built the Houses of Parliament in London. 

The castle is home to the Carnarvon family, but you will visit its public areas, such as the great hall, the library and certain other rooms where the hit series was filmed. 

You can also walk through the gardens or enjoy a traditional afternoon tea (not included). 

Before leaving, you will be given a souvenir biography signed by Lady Carnarvon, the “real” countess of Downton Abbey. 

You will return to London in the early evening. 

Good to know

  • Availability: certain dates, see calendar
  • Departure point: Victoria Station or your hotel


  • The shuttle will pick you up from your hotel between 7am and 8am
  • If your hotel is not on the list, you must go to the address indicated on your voucher
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

This activity cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

General terms and conditions of sale

Price includes

  • Being picked up from your hotel
  • Services of a tour guide
  • Walking tour of Oxford
  • Visit to Bampton
  • Admission to Highclere Castle
  • Tour of Highclere Castle
  • Lady Carnarvon’s autobiography

Not included

  • Transport from London to your hotel at the end of the activity
  • Purchases made during your visit
  • Lunch
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

Customer reviews

1 reviews
  • C'était super, à la hauteur de nos attentes. Nous étions prévenues mais aucun effort au niveau de la langue a été fait afin que nous puissions mieux comprendre le guide (élocution trop rapide). Prise en charge très correcte du matin jusqu'au soir. Ma mère et moi avons été enchanté de découvrir les lieux du tournage.
    Victoria H.
    Apr 26, 2019

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