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Highclere Castle in Hampshire, the real Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey - Oxford, Bampton & Highclere Castle

A great opportunity for avid Downton Abbey fans to visit the film locations of the hugely successful TV series and film

Discover some of the top filming locations from the hugely popular Downton Abbey television series and 2019 film on this inclusion packed tour. An absolute must for avid fans, the tour includes visits to Cogges Manor Farm which doubles as Yew Tree Farm, a walking tour around Bampton, the setting used for filming outdoor scenes in the series, and splendid Highclere Castle, Downton Abbey itself. We’ll also have time to explore historic Oxford with its array of attractions, and visit the pretty town of Stratford-upon-Avon.



A modern hotel situated on the outskirts of Newbury. All bedrooms feature air-conditioning, television, telephone, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel also features a restaurant and lounge bar, a coffee shop plus a health club with swimming pool, spa bath, sauna, steam room and gym. Please note there is no lift at this hotel but room are available on the ground floor.

Doubletree by Hilton Newbury Hotel



  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Guided walking tour of Oxford

  • Guided walking tour of Bampton

  • Admission and tour of Cogges Manor Farm

  • Admission to Highclere Castle and Gardens

  • Return travel by coach

Day One

We travel south and stop in the picturesque riverside town of Stratford-upon-Avon where there will be time for lunch and a look around. We then continue to our hotel in Newbury wih time to relax before dinner.


Day Two

After breakfast we head to Cogges Manor Farm in Witney, better known as Yew Tree Farm in Downton Abbey, where we'll be joined by a guide to learn about the farm's role in the series, before we continue to Bampton where many outdoor scenes were shot. Here we'll have a tour of the town's attractions and filming locations followed by free time for lunch. We then travel to beautiful Highclere Castle and experience the drama and grandeur of the 'real Downton Abbey'. Highclere was used for both exterior and interior filming, and you will be able to walk in the footsteps of the fictional Crawley Family, explore the beautiful grounds and uncover the castle's intriguing history.

B, D

Day Three

We check out this morning and travel to Oxford. We begin the morning with an included guided walking tour during which we'll discover the fascinating history of the city and the prestigious University, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in the world. The remainder of the day is then at leisure for lunch and to explore the city at your own pace. Perhaps visit the excellent museums, marvel at the city's architectural masterpieces, take a sightseeing boat trip or browse the shops. We then commence our journey back to North Wales in the afternoon.

B, D

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llanfairpwll Park & Ride Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Oswestry Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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