The Real Downton Abbey Tour
With numerous Emmy's and Golden Globes under their belt, Downton Abbey is the most successful British period drama since Brideshead Revisited, with ratings exceeding 10 million viewers, and an estimated cost of £1 million per episode. Longstanding friend of the Carnarvon family, Julian Fellowes had Highclere Castle in mind as he wrote Downton Abbey, and you can visit the stately home in style on the Real Downton Abbey Tour. Downton Abbey follows the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them, whose lives were changed forever during the First World War. The world of Highclere Castle and Downton Abbey were changed irrevocably by the First World War.
Amazing prizes to be won!
Watch the making of Downton Abbey on the trip to Highclere!
Test your Downton Trivia in a fantastic quiz!
Luxury coach tours are a luxurious but affordable solution to sightseeing in style. We take you away from the crowded streets and buses on an intimate tour in a private vehicle, guided by your professional driver, and also a guide, to give you personal attention and courtesy throughout the experience. There'll be numerous photo opportunities, and of course a chance to savour each location at a more leisurely and intimate pace. Make no mistake, there is no better way to travel!
- Highclere Castle The Crawley estate was brought to life at Highclere Castle in the county of Hampshire. It sits on 1,000 acres of parkland and it has been the country seat of the Earls of Carnarvon since 1679.
- Bampton Downton village scenes were filmed in one of the oldest villages in England, mentioned in the Domesday book, and perfectly preserved in all its ancient splendour.
Opening Dates for 2017
Friday 7th April – Sunday 23rd April
CLOSED on Friday 14th APRIL
Sunday 30th April, Monday 1st May, Tuesday 2nd May
Sunday 28th, Monday 29th, Tuesday 30th May
Sunday 9th July - Wednesday 6th September (Sunday to Thursday only)