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Highclere Castle in Hampshire, the real Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey - Oxford, Bampton & Highclere Castle

Discover some of the top filming locations from the hugely popular Downton Abbey television series and films on this inclusion packed tour. An absolute must for avid fans, this 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.



This modern and contemporary hotel is situated near Oxford. All bedrooms feature air conditioning, television, radio, telephone, Wi-Fi, iron/ironing board, safe, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel also features a restaurant and lounge bar area plus a fitness centre. Lift to all floors.




  • 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, Gardens and Egyptian Exhibition

  • Excursions as described in the tour itinerary

  • Return coach travel from your local pick up point

Day One

We travel south 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. We then continue to our hotel just on the outskirts of Oxford with time to relax before dinner.


Day Two

After breakfast we head to Bampton where many outdoor scenes were shot. Here we'll have a tour of the town's attractions and filming locations. Following our guided tour we 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=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
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
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
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llandygai Llandygai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llanfairpwll Park & Ride Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Oswestry Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station

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Arvonia Coaches Ltd
Llanrug, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4AA
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