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 2016
26th March – 31st March
1st April – 10th April
1st May - 3rd May
29th May - 31st May
10th July – 31st July (excluding Fridays & Saturdays)
1st August - 31st August
1st September - 7th September