Highclere Castle may be closed, but you can still enjoy some of the magic of Downton and the beauty of the Cotswolds on this fantastic Downton Day In The Cotswolds Tour - and to be honest, this is one of my favourite tours as I get to visit some of my all-time favourite places! In fact, you might have to drag me away from the pigs at Cogges, the filming location of Yew Tree Farm, and stop me gossiping with the very friendly staff who I have now known for almost 10 years! As they say, "time flies when you're having fun!".
Asthall - the childhood home of the famous, and infamous, Milford sisters where you will learn about how these sisters became some of the most famous people in 20th century Britain and how they link to Hitler and The Dukes of Devonshire.
The Swan Pub, Swinbrooke - a pub so good former Prime Minister David Cameron is known to drink here! It is at the Swan where we will stop for a quick, but delicious, pub lunch
Burford - your chance to shop for some Cotswolds mementoes, gaze at the stunning architecture and take as many photos as your phone, and camera can take.
Shilton - a charming village, complete with forded river, 500-year-old cottages and an ancient pub.
Bampton - whilst here I will explain all about filming, give you chance to take photos outside some of the iconic buildings and, if they are feeling friendly, introduce you to some of the local people who adore the TV show almost as much as they love the people who now visit the beautiful village that they call home
MEETING POINT + TOUR DURATION
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel
Duration: 9 hours
The tour duration may be longer or shorter depending on the traffic to and from the filming locations.
Transportation will be via Mercedes V Class 8 seats, with a qualified driver. The car and the driver will be with us for the duration of the tour. This will allow us to be picked up and dropped off as needed throughout the tour and will give us somewhere to leave personal items such as coats, umbrellas etc.
I am also willing to discuss pickups outside of London at locations that are on the way to our locations
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Private Driver
- Admission Tickets
ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED
30 £ - £30 per person for coffee and a snack plus lunch etc should be sufficient.
If you wish to purchase gift items extra cash is advisable, but most locations will accept credit/debit cards.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks