Downton Abbey Cotswolds Locations: Private Day Trip from LondonPrivate Tour

Explore the stunning filming locations of Downton Abbey in the breathtaking countryside of the Cotswolds including the grounds of Highclere Castle on this private day trip from London.
Adults: 2 Children: 0

Things to know


8 hrs


Black Cab Heritage Tours, Culture, Day Trip, History, TV & Movies

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Day Trip: including a private vehicle throughout the tour

What's included:

A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your private group, London Taxi throughout the tour, Hotel Pick-Up and drop-off from Central London

What's not included:

Highclere Castle tickets, Food and drink, Gratuities
Meeting points: Hotel pick-up is available upon request from Central London. If your hotel information is not provided, your guide will meet you at the Taxi Rank in Embankment Place, outside Embankment Tube Station (at the Villiers Street entrance and not the Embankment entrance).

What makes this tour special

Explore the beautiful Cotswolds countryside and discover the iconic Downton Abbey filming locations, the hit series set in a fictional county in Yorkshire between 1912 and 1926 in the post-Edwardian era, on this private day trip from London in a Black Cab. 

On your private tour, you will: 

Please note: Highclere Castle tickets are not included in the tour price but you will visit the castle grounds.

This is a must-see tour for Downton Abbey enthusiasts and a truly delightful day trip from London in the comfort and spaciousness of an iconic Black Cab. Explore many filming locations on a drive around the Cotswolds - considered England's most beautiful and quintessential countryside, famous for its honey-coloured limestone houses and thatched cottages, sheep farming, and truly gorgeous countryside. 

Many period dramas have been filmed in Cotswold villages, including the movie 1917, and although the fictional Downton Abbey is set in Yorkshire, much of it was filmed in the southern Cotswolds counties of Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, and Wiltshire. 

On this private, full-day trip from London in a Black Cab you'll enter the fictional world of the Crawley family and Downton by stepping into the real-life filming locations of this world-famous, era-defining, multiple award-winning TV series, starring Maggie Smith as the intimidating yet hilarious Dowager Countess, Hugh Bonneville as the diffident Lord Grantham, Michelle Dockery as the sarcastic Lady Mary, and Jo Froggatt in her award-winning role as her maid - as well as a host of other stars.  

Your expert driver-guide will ensure you have plenty of time to thoroughly explore these stunning historic locations including the lovely market town of Bampton which doubles up as Downton. Enjoy a guided tour through its streets and alleyways, stopping in at the Church where poor Lady Edith was jilted! Step inside the charming Swinbrook Pub where Lady Sibyl and Bransom plotted their elopement, (also made famous by the Mitford sisters). 

See other villages like Shilton, Burford, and Cogges where various scenes were filmed, enjoy breathtakingly beautiful drives around the Cotswolds - and of course enjoy wandering the grounds of the magnificent Highclere Castle, Downton Abbey itself, before the return drive to your London hotel.  

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