A must for all Downton Abbey fans. See the reel locations in real with the Oxford and Downton Abbey Film Locations Tour. Travel in a luxury journey and set off on a picturesque journey to Oxford.
Visit Oxford, the English town that doesn’t need any introduction. Stroll the medieval streets and admire the architecture of the academic institutions located here. Your last stop will be the mansion that was Grantham House in the Downton Abbey Christmas Special episode.
You will have an English speaking guide as a companion who will talk about the history of the places and take you around the area.
To begin your Oxford and Downton Abbey Film Locations Tour, jump aboard a luxury coach from Victoria Coach Station Gate 14 in London. From there, you will travel to Oxford, which houses one of world’s oldest universities and a great academic institution.
The ivy-clad stone walls of the universities in Oxford, protecting beautiful chapels, halls and libraries, are one of the architectural highlights of the town. Enjoy a guided walk through the city before you get ample free time for shopping or simply wandering through the medieval streets.
You next proceed to Bampton Village, the set-up for several of Downton Abbey’s outdoor scenes. Be a guest at Isobel Crawley’s (Mathew’s mother) house set amidst the quaint settings. Walk the streets where Anna walked hand in hand with her husband John Bates, and Mrs Hughes and Mrs Pattmore go to post letters at the post office. You will also see the hospital where Dr Clarkson attended the Downton residents. The village itself is quintessentially British and one of Britain's hidden treasures.
Your last stop will be Basildon Park, which was the setting for much of the Downton Abbey’s Christmas special, starring as Grantham House, the Crawleys' London residence. The Georgian mansion surrounded by parkland, is owned by the National Trust. Take a self-guided tour of the mansion and see for yourself the place where Lady Rose MacClare’s ball was held in the Christmas special episode. Basildon Park was lovingly rescued by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the mid-1950s. The house you will see today is a re-creation and restoration of the 18th-century mansion.
Visit the kitchen of the mansion and savour cream tea like the Downton Abbey staff. (Not included in the tour cost).
At the end of the day, you will be driven back to London.
02 May - 29 Sep: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
10 hours approx.
Start time: 8:15am
Duration: 10 hours approx.
Victoria Coach Station, Gate 14
This tour involves a fair amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.
Tour may operate in reverse.
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