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Private Guided Tour: ‘Downton Abbey’ Film Locations Tour by Private Chauffeur

Go back to the Edwardian era on this three-hour private tour of sites from the popular television period drama ‘Downton Abbey.’ This is an amazing opportunity for fans of the TV show to travel in style with a private driver to chauffeur you around – just like the Crawleys themselves! Visit major filming locations, including Highclere Castle (the real-life Downtown Abbey) and the village of Bampton (the real-life Downton village).

Highlights

  • Downton Abbey tour of London with a personal chauffeur/guide
  • Visit the filming locations of the successful British TV show
  • See the beautiful Highclere Castle and the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Bampton
  • Private tour ensures a privileged, personalized experience and flexibility to explore at your own pace

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you love Downton Abbey, you can’t miss this opportunity to visit key filming locations in a spacious private car with your own personal chauffeur. Being able to go at your own pace means you’ll have plenty of time for pictures!

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: 'Downton Abbey’ Film Locations Tour by Private Chauffeur                Private Tour: Downtown Abbey Film Locations Tour by Private Chauffeur

Head west of London for a day of Downton Abbey sightseeing! After pickup from your central London hotel in a spacious luxury vehicle, your private tour guided by a professional chauffeur will take you out to Highclere Castle, known to Downton Abbey fans as the home of the Earl of Grantham and his aristocratic family. Highclere is used for both exterior and interior filming for the show. If you think the castle is stunning on television, you’ll be absolutely amazed by its appearance in person as you admire its stately Jacobethan style and dramatic façade.
Next, continue following the Crawley family and their servants as you make the drive to Bampton, a village in Oxfordshire where many outdoor scenes of the fictional village of Downton were filmed. Admire the well-preserved village with its charming main street and historical buildings, some of which date to the 12th century.
Your day tour ends as you are returned to your London hotel.
Please note: Entrance fees to the grounds and gardens of Highclere Castle are included in the booking price, however, entrance fees into the castle and exhibition are not included due to limited availability.
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Did you know? Some lesser-known facts about Britain’s top attractions

You’ve probably heard of all these places, but there are a few fun facts you probably didn’t know we think you might like…

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle by Buddhacat1 on Flickr
Photo by Buddhacat1 on Flickr

We’re lucky to have Windsor Castle. Not only did it survive two sieges, but in 1649 it survived a bill for its demolition too – by just one vote!

Tower of London

Tower of London by xiquinhosilva on Flickr
Photo by xiquinhosilva on Flickr

Despite being built to withstand serious onslaught by enemy troops and siege machinery, the only time the Tower of London was ever breached was actually by a riotous band of peasants during the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381.

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton Suspension Bridge by yoJoebosolo on Flickr
Photo by yoJoebosolo on Flickr

One of Bristol’s most beautiful spots would have been the scene of a tragedy if it wasn’t for Victorian ladies’ fashion. In 1886, Sarah Ann Henley threw herself from the bridge after an argument with a lover, but her billowing crinoline petticoats helped to slow her fall and cushioned her landing. She landed in the mud, and though injured, she survived and lived until 1948.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle was the scene of Scotland’s first recorded attempt at flight. It was way back in 1507, and the hopeful aviator was Italian alchemist John Damian. Unfortunately, the feathered wings Damian had built for the purpose proved ineffective: he crashed ignominiously into a dunghill and broke his leg.

The Lake District National Park

Scafell Pike by asands on Flickr
Photo by asands on Flickr

The Lake District is a place of many superlatives. It’s the largest National Park in England, taking up about 1% of Britain’s landmass. It’s also home to England’s highest mountain (Scafell Pike), its deepest lake (Wastewater) and its wettest inhabited place (Seathwaite).

More great blogs from Visit Britain:  http://www.visitbritainsuperblog.com

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