Take a day trip with a fellow fan to the real-world locations used to film the much-beloved TV series Downton Abbey and learn a lot of new things related to your favourite show. Youll join other fans in a mini coach in central London, and head off out to the countryside! Youll go on to fabulous locations including Downton village and the Yew Tree Farm, where youll get to take pictures, hear more about the filming process and pick up some trivia from your expert guide. Tuck in to a scrumptious cream tea at Cogges Farm before you head back to London. The perfect day out for your favourite Downton Abbey fan!
This tour will showcase some of the picturesque scenery, villages and historic properties that you will recognise from Downton Abbey. The tour will provide you with an insight into the making of the show and the stories behind some of the places that you will visit on the tour. Your day will include the following: Morning: You will depart from central London by mini coach and take a 60 minute (approx) journey out of London to the first stop of the day- the 16th century house and grounds that featured as Downton Place in Series 3. Lunchtime: From here you will set off to the heart of rural Oxfordshire where several villages have been used in the world of Downton Abbey. Most notably you will visit Downton Village where you will get a guided tour of the village and see familiar sites such as exteriors of Downton hospital, the village pub, the former home of Matthew Crawley and the local church amongst others. Following this guided tour you will be able to take lunch and have some free time to explore the village for yourself. Afternoon: The next Downton Abbey location that you will see is Kirbymoorside, where Annas bus splashes through the stream outside the pub where Bates worked when he left Downton Abbey. There will be a short stop at the church that Matthew and Edith visit in Series 1 (Episode 3) and youll pass the pub where Branson and Lady Sybil stay when they elope in Series 2. You will finish the day with a tour and a cup of tea and jam scone at the historic 10th century farmstead that featured as Yew Tree Farm in Series 4 and 5. This is the home of Mr Drewe, the struggling tenant who agrees to secretly help raise Lady Ediths daughter. For Wednesday departures the day will start instead with Yew Tree Farm and Downton Place will be replaced by the stunning 18th century Georgian property whose interior became Grantham House, the Crawleys London town house that featured in the end of Season 4 Special.
Get into character with this top TV drama Downton Abbey countryside filming location tour