Downton Abbey Tours

Downton Abbey is a British television series that centered around what the lives of people who lived in Downton Abbey was like in the early part of the 20th century. A focus is on both aristocrats and domestic servants, and how many of the events that occurred during this time directly affected them. The series lasted six seasons, and has won numerous awards, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries. The first Downton Abbey movie was recently released, with rumors that a sequel is already in the works.

Downton Abbey Tours

Downton Abbey fans will surely enjoy taking one of the Downtown Abby tours available. Even though this popular drama is now over, many fans are still eager to see and learn more about the real Downtown Abbey, aka Highclere Castle, as well as the village of Bampton, Oxfordshire. Both half day and full day trips are available, as well as private tours, guided tours, walking tours, and even touring in a traditional black cab. Since many tours have limited room, they tend to sell out rather quickly.

Highclere Castle. Highclere Castle Tours are available, and is one of the more popular types of tours as this is where large parts of Downton Abbey was filmed. This tour of the Castles country estate explores and educates visitors on the public rooms featured in the series, and includes exploring the magnificent public main hall, the library and sitting rooms. Just imagine walking in the footsteps of the Dowager Countess!

Bampton, Oxfordshire. Bampton is the real-life location of Downton Village, making it a must see for true Downton Abbey fans. This is the area for visitors to see Shilton Country Inn and the Swinbrook Country Inn, as well as the Cogges’ Yew Tree Farm and Greys Court.

Filming Tours of Cotswold Hills. Many visitors want to explore some or all of the filming sites. This makes touring the Cotswold’s limestone hills a great option for visitors who want to see where a lot of the action was filmed for the series.

Filming Tour Sites in London. Another location where a lot of filming occurred was in the central London area. This particular filming location focuses on educating visitors on how some of the urban scenes were filmed. Depending on the tour operator chosen, visitors can expect to see filming sites located in Mayfair, Belgravia, and Westminster, as the Ritz London, Belgrave Square, and Bridgewater House all were featured in the series.

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