Downton Abbey & Royal Windsor

Downton Abbey & Royal Windsor

A great opportunity for avid Downton Abbey fans to visit the setting of the hugely successful drama series at Highclere Castle.

A great opportunity for avid Downton Abbey fans to visit the setting of the hugely successful drama series at Highclere Castle; a 19th century architectural beauty set in almost 1,000 acres of parkland. Known as the home of the earl of Grantham and his aristocratic family, Highclere was used for both exterior and interior filming of this costume drama and you will be able to walk in the footsteps of the fictional 'Crawley Family', explore the beautiful grounds and uncover the castle's fascinating history and its links to ancient Egypt.

 

MARRIOTT SWINDON (4 STAR)

Situated on the outskirts of Swindon the hotel features a swimming pool, steam room, sauna and spa bath, plus the Mediterrano restaurant and Chats Café Bar. All bedrooms feature the Marriott Luxury Bedding, flat screen TV, mini bar, safe, hairdryer and tea / coffee tray.  Lift available.

 

ITINERARY

Day One: We travel south via Shrewsbury to the city of Worcester where we spend some time to have lunch and a look around. We then continue on to the Marriott Hotel in Swindon where we stay for three nights.

 

Day Two: Today we visit the Royal Borough of Windsor with its magnificent castle that has been a Royal Palace and fortress for over 900 years. An opportunity to explore the castle grounds, see the State Apartments, the Drawings Gallery and St. George's Chapel, the burial place of kings and queens. Perhaps take a sightseeing tour on an open top bus, a carriage ride through Windsor Great Park, explore the delightful Royal Landscape Gardens or take a relaxing cruise on the River Thames.

 

Day Three: Enjoy a visit to Highclere Castle, the home of the Earl & Countess of Carnarvon. See where Downton Abbey's star-studded cast acted out the fortunes of the fictional aristocratic Crawley family and their servants, wander through the rooms as the knowledgeable guides reveal the house's many treasures. There will also be time to explore the vast grounds designed by Capability Brown and see the Egyptian Exhibition.

 

Day Four: We commence our homeward journey stopping off briefly to see the little Oxfordshire village of Bampton where many outdoor scenes of the fictional village of Downton were filmed. Admire the well-preserved village with its charming main-street and historical buildings, some of which date back to the 12th century. We then continue on through the picturesque Cotswolds and home to North Wales.

 

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Three nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast.

  • Admission to Highclere Castle, gardens and Egyptian exhibition.

  • Excursions as described above.

  • Return travel by luxury coach.

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, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre 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
Llandudno Jct. New Road Llandudno Junction, New Road Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Oswestry Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park
Penmaenmawr Penmaenmawr, Llys Clwyd Bus Stop (Opposite Spar)
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop

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