Private Downton Abbey Day In The Cotswolds Tour

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 this villages of Bampton, Asthall, and the market town of Burford, 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! 

David & Chris
David & Chris
2020-08-24
Thank you Henry for an amazing day out! We took this tour with Henry a few days ago and really enjoyed it. We're sometimes a bit wary of booking a private tour as a Gay couple (you never know what the guide is going to be like) but Henry made us both feel totally at ease. He collected us from our hotel, provided us with face masks and hand sanitizer, and drove us out to the Cotswolds. We were also really lucky that Henry was able to get us into places that are currently closed to the public, thanks to his relationship with the locations that we visited. He was charming, well informed, and funny. Henry was able to tell us lots of interesting facts about the places that we visited, and told us where to stand to get the best photos. Thanks for an amazing day out, will definately book with Tours of the UK again in the future.
Selina E
Selina E
2020-02-16
I spy with my little eye.... We took this tour with Chris in January whilst we were visiting after Christmas. The tour is really informative, full of great facts and stories, and even included some locations from the James Bond franchise. It was great hearing the history of the British Secret Services and their exploits during the Second World War and The Cold War. We also had no idea that Roald Dalh was a spy and had helped write the Bond films. We'll be back for the Bond Tour next time.
Eric D
Eric D
2020-02-16
Great day out with Dewi We took out grandkids on the tour with Dewi and it was fantastic. The grandkids loved every second of tour and the locations that we visited. Highly recommended for any Doctor Who fan
KingBooScaresYou
KingBooScaresYou
2020-01-30
Absolutely fantastic tour! I had the pleasure of going on the Churchill walking tour today with my guide Karl. As an avid history fan I was in my element seeing the famous sites, and Karl really brought them to life. He couldn't have been more friendly, knowledgable and enthusiastic, and evidently has a real passion for history which came across in this tour. I thoroughly recommend Karl and this tour to any fellow history geeks out there! You wont be disappointed! Thanks for an amazing day!!
Karen W
Karen W
2019-12-01
Excellent value Kathryn was a great host very knowledgable about sherlock movies and other movies shot in the area. We went past the sherlock Holmes pub and many more places of interest