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Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds Tour (1 Day)

Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds Tour (1 Day) Loading
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Price: £89.00 Buy Now

Step into the captivating world of Downton Abbey to explore the pretty Cotswolds towns that inspired the series, and visit some of the most iconic filming locations.

You will see:

  • Blenheim Palace – the internationally-renowned, glorious country estate
  • Bampton – the idyllic village used for countless Downton scenes
  • Shilton –  home to The Red Lion pub made famous by the series
  • Burford – a bustling market town filled with Saxon architecture and pretty vintage shops
  • Yew Tree Farm – see where the “pigs scene” and other famous scenes were filmed

Tour includes:

  • All travel in an air-conditioned bus
  • Entrance to Blenheim Palace
  • Optional two-course lunch in Burford
  • Live insights and anecdotes about the show from a professional guide (in English)

Tour does not include:

  • A visit to Highclere Castle

Tour runs between April and November only.

You will be emailed an e-voucher. Please PRINT and bring with you. Valid for one year unless otherwise stated.

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 With LunchWithout Lunch
Adult (17+)£89.00
Child (3-16, under 3s free)£79.00
Concession (Senior 60+ & Student with valid ID)£84.00

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Blenheim Palace
As the tour departs London at 8.45am, sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery on the way to your first stop, the breathtaking 300-year-old estate of Blenheim Palace – often referred to as the ‘real Downton Abbey’.

Your tour includes entry to the Palace and spectacular grounds, where you’ll have time to explore some of the finest State Rooms in Britain, bask in the timelessly beautiful Renaissance-inspired architecture, and stroll through landscaped gardens designed by ‘Capability’ Brown.

Next you’ll visit Bampton, perhaps one of the most famous filming locations of Downton Abbey. You’ll see the library, which is Downton College Hospital; St Mary’s Church, which became Downton Church; and Churchgate House, used to film the Crawleys’ family home.

Take a stroll down the Downton street and snap a photograph in front of the shops, before you visit the post office and see the Grantham Arms, where Tom Branson’s home was filmed.

Next you’ll take a drive through the village of Shilton to see The Red Lion public house, where Mr Bates went to work after he left Downton Abbey in series two of the show.

Lunch in Burford
You’ll stop in the picturesque market town of Burford to enjoy a hearty two-course lunch (optional), with a choice of British classics like sausage and mash, or fish and chips. You can also enjoy your own packed lunch if you prefer - Burford is home to a bustling shopping street, so there will be several places to grab something to eat.

You’ll then have some time to explore the town, which dates back to Saxon times and is home to historic, beautiful stone houses and a medieval bridge.

Yew Tree Farm (Cogges)
The final stop on your tour is Cogges, the home of fictional Yew Tree Farm, where scenes from seasons 4 and 5 of Downton Abbey took place, including the now famous “pigs scene” featuring Lady Mary and Charles Blake.

Relax with a cup of tea in the Café at Cogges and discover the majestic house and traditional farm buildings, before making your way back onto the bus for the journey back to London.

Your tour bus returns to London, arriving at approximately 6.30pm. 

Booking information

  • After you book your tour,  we will email you an e-voucher
  • You must call or email Golden Tours to confirm which date you would like to go on the tour at least 3 days in advance. Contact details will be on your e-voucher

Tour times and dates

  • April-November: tours run Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Tours depart at 8.45am and return at 6.30pm approx. Please arrive at 8.30am

Tour departure and return point

4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W
Nearest tube station: Victoria

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