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Tour Operator: Brit Movie Tours 9 hours Travel method:   Other / Non-Travel Region / Starts from: London

Downton Abbey Filming Locations Tour by Black Taxi • Private

Car with a driver / guide visiting Downton Abbey and Downton Village (and Yew Tree Farm is optional add-on!)


9 hours


On this Downton Abbey Private Tour you will explore some of the main Downton Abbey film locations featured in the hugely popular show. Leaving the hubbub of London, your day will be spent visiting Downton Abbey and Downton Village. For the longer version of the tour you can also visit Yew Tree Farm.

Starting in central London and travelling by traditional London Black Taxi, your tour guide will provide you with an insight into the making of the show and uncover stories behind some of the places that you will visit on the tour. The first location that you visit is about 70 miles out of London and (depending on traffic) the journey lasts between 1 ½ – 2 hours.
If you include the additional Yew Tree Farm inclusion you will visit the historic 10th century farmstead which featured as Yew Tree Farm in Series 4, 5 and 6 where you can enjoy a guided tour of this location which featured as the home of Mr Drewe, the struggling tenant who agrees to secretly help raise Lady Edith’s daughter.

From here you will then head to Downton Village where you will get a guided tour of the Downton Abbey Filming Locations seen in the village. You will see familiar sites such as the 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 explore the village for yourself.

From Downton village you will take a drive lasting approximately one hour to the real star of the TV show – Highclere Castle. At this location you will have the chance to enjoy the afternoon here where you can take lunch and explore the interiors of Highclere Castle as well as the scenic grounds. You will be given a DIY guide to explore the rooms of the castle that include the drawing room, dining room, bedrooms and other areas.

The Downton Abbey Private Tour finishes back in central London where you can be taken back to your Zone 1 hotel

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  • Explore the real star of Downton Abbey - Highclere Castle
  • Visit pretty Oxfordshire villages used to represent the magical and charming world of Downton
  • Watch scenes from Downton Abbey as you travel between locations
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Please note this tour is NOT wheelchair friendly.

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  • The tour lasts approximately 9 hours or 10 hours if including Yew Tree Farm

  • The tour starts and finishes at the pick up location you stated at the time of booking. If any of these details have changed please email us at

  • We kindly ask anyone who is part of our touring party to respect the privacy and private property of residents of the village of Bampton. We want to make sure our groups are welcomed and the residents privacy protected for many years to come.

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