The Real Downton Abbey Tour
Winner of best mini-series at the 2012 Golden Globes, 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.
Downton Abbey Private Tour
Private 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, either economy or luxury car or luxury 24 seat coach, guided by your professional chauffeur guide, who gives you personal attention and courtesy throughout the experience, the Downton Abbey Tour includes hotel pick up/drop off in Central London and numerous photo opportunities during the tour, in the gardens of Highclere Castle or inside Highclere Castle, the Downton Abbey Tour gives you a chance to experience each film location at a more leisurely and intimate pace. Make no mistake, there is no better way to travel than with Best Tours!
- 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.