A delightful Downton day in the Cotswolds
When Highclere Castle is closed, this tour is the next best thing! Combining the best Downton Abbey and Cotswolds sights, including the villages of Bampton, Asthall, and the market town of Burford, the tour offers the best of both worlds.
Starting from your central London accommodation (if you would like to be picked up elsewhere please contact us) our driver/guide will whisk you to the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds where they will show you around some of the most picturesque villages in the whole of England. Along the way you will uncover the unique history of these beautiful towns and villages, and learn how they were used in the hit TV series Downton Abbey.
Visit: (the tour includes, but is not limited, to the following locations)
Cogges Manor Farm, sometimes simply known as Cogges, the filming location for Downton Abbey’s Yew Tree Farm. Hear behind the scenes secrets, and even meet some of the animals that call the farm home!
Asthall, the childhood home of the famous, and infamous, Mitford sisters. Learn how one became a Duchess, another a leading Novelist, one a communist, and another a leading facist figure!
Enjoy Lunch at the beautiful Swan Inn a stunning country pub, which offers excellent grub! In fact its so good you might even spot former Prime Minister David Cameron there from time to time!
Burford, a stunning medieval village which is regularly voted one of the best places to visit in the Cotswolds.
Bampton, the village which has been welcoming thousands of visitors into its hearts since the start of the hit TV series Downton Abbey began. Here your guide will reveal how the village was transformed to look like it did in the early 20th century, and how they managed to keep the locals so happy over the 6 years of filming that they allowed them to come back for a film!