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Small Group Tour: Downton Abbey and Village Tour of Locations from London
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Small Group Tour: Downton Abbey and Village Tour of Locations from London

By Brit Movie Tours
Recommended by 94% of travelers
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$189.00
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Ages 16-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 9h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English


  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry to Highclere Castle
  • Transport by Mini Coach
  • Entry/Admission - Highclere Castle
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks


Departure details
  • Gloucester Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 4SF, UK Please arrive at least 10 minutes early at your meeting point as the tour will leave promptly. The meeting point is at Gloucester Road tube station (Piccadilly, Circle and District Lines). A guide will be waiting for you next to the station exit outside the flower shop (Flowers Inc).
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5936P30

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Small Group Tour: Downton Abbey and Village Tour of Locations from London?
How much is Small Group Tour: Downton Abbey and Village Tour of Locations from London?
Small Group Tour: Downton Abbey and Village Tour of Locations from London price starts from $188.20. Discover and book Small Group Tour: Downton Abbey and Village Tour of Locations from London on Tripadvisor
What is the Small Group Tour: Downton Abbey and Village Tour of Locations from London cancellation policy?
Small Group Tour: Downton Abbey and Village Tour of Locations from London cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Small Group Tour: Downton Abbey and Village Tour of Locations from London on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Small Group Tour: Downton Abbey and Village Tour of Locations from London?
Small Group Tour: Downton Abbey and Village Tour of Locations from London is hosted by Brit Movie Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Brit Movie Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Small Group Tour: Downton Abbey and Village Tour of Locations from London on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5936P30

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    SW7 4SF
    Gloucester Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 4SF, UK
    Please arrive at least 10 minutes early at your meeting point as the tour will leave promptly. The meeting point is at Gloucester Road tube station (Piccadilly, Circle and District Lines). A guide will be waiting for you next to the station exit outside the flower shop (Flowers Inc).
    See address & details
  • 1
    Highclere Castle
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Bampton
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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markjseaman
markjseaman
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"To This Moment And The Moment Yet To Come" (from MWTGG)
On the 14 January 2023, it poured with rain, but it didn't matter as our guide, Ian, was good - funny, kind and kn
ellendekeyzer
ellendekeyzer
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Great experience
Great tour with lots of information about the movies. Perfect tour for real potterheads. Loved our guide Chris!
robvary
robvary
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Top Drawer
Excellent tour full of knowledge and humour. Vas was warm, welcoming and made us laugh from start to finish. Loads
RobertC361
RobertC361
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The tour gives an honest assessment of how events most likely occurred_ well worth attending!
It was really good to see and visit the narrow streets of Whitechapel, some of which still give that 19th century f
annauV2469ZZ
annauV2469ZZ
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Wonderful and interesting tour to see the places where Paddington movie was created.
Absolutely loved the tour with Eve. Fun and very interesting. Eve was very professional and entertaining for childr
traveloguer2015
traveloguer2015
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A must for Sherlock Holmes fans
Fantastic tour for Sherlock fans. Our tour guide Fiona was top notch. Very informative, and super fun. My only nega
Nati_slainte
Nati_slainte
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Funny Harry Potter tour
Really funny and interesting Harry Potter city Tour. Our guide Owen was really funny and did a great job telling u
NedSilver
NedSilver
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Highly recommend
We thoroughly enjoyed this entertaining and informative walking tour. You really didn’t have to be a huge 007 fan t
865ingunne
865ingunne
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Money worth and fun
Was acctually forced by my son, who is a huge Bond fan, to go on this walk. Amazingly I enjoyed my self a lot and m
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X9360LPjackiem
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For all Paddington Bear fans,both young and old...,this is a must do,when visiting London
I highly recommend the Paddington Bear Walking Tour of London....we had a fantastic time.Our tour guide was both in
Susie G
Susie G
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A bit scary but informative
The tour was very informative, our tour guide had great knowledge. We learned much about the conditions during th
Maria H
Maria H
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F++++++ spectacular
Kingsmen private Tour. It is a must to attend for all Secret Service Lovers.Fiona came dressed as Roxanne "Roxy" Mo
Metropolitan_Man
Metropolitan_Man
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Brilliant!
As per the many other reviews on this page I cannot reccomend enough! Get there early, grab a few drinks in the pub
2cally
2cally
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Brilliant
Our guide, Owen, was brilliant. He had so much knowledge to share with us, and on top of that was funny and caring.
G42JGjamesb
G42JGjamesb
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Tour de force!
Vas is a fantastic tour and a master of his craft. The passion and knowledge he clearly has executed with lots of
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Ari I
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
Eva was an absolutely great guide.
Very funny and entertaining and due to the smaller group, inquired about origin and names and thus made the tour a bit more personal.
She did a great job of entertaining us on the ride.
Bampton, was immediately recognizable if you are a Downton fan, absolutely recommended is the small store here (in the film, Hospital) here locals offer a small merchandise for small money.
Unfortunately we didn't have that much time there and could only explore this for 20 minutes.
Downton Abbey was absolutely breathtakingly beautiful, just as you always imagined and absolutely recommended!

We would still recommend doing the tour on your own as there is no entrance fee at Bampton and Downton Abbey costs £21 and there is no guided tour inside.
So considering we paid £300 for two people. Absolutely overpriced!
We have done so many tours. There would be £80 of which £21 entrance fee is more than appropriate.
Written August 16, 2022
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74sylvia
Dorset, UK51 contributions
Our tour guide Eva did a good job. Keeping us all informed about what to expect and what the day was going to include. We did find the Bamford village experience slightly disappointing, can’t really see the point in stopping there. Would have much rather had more time at Highclere Castle. Very disappointed to find we had to queue for half an hour before entering the castle. And to have only 2 hours there, no where near enough. Felt very pressurised during the time inside the Castle, way too many people, pushing and jostling. Had no time to see and take in the Castle experience. Not an experience I would want to repeat.
Written September 8, 2021
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Jen H
4 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
This was such a great experience. Our tour guide Emma R. was friendly and knowledgeable. She played Downton Abbey episodes for us on the trip out and the 1st Downton Abbey movie on the way back to London. Seeing Highclere Castle for the first time as you come up the drive is pretty special. You can't take photos inside which is the only downside. Otherwise it was well worth the money! The trip into Bampton was fun too, great to see the buildings/homes that were used in filming.
Written July 27, 2022
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Phillip W
Denver, CO2 contributions
This could have been a fantastic tour however there were too many issues that detracted. First of all, the mini bus was in horrible condition and very unclean. Even though we arrived early before everyone else we were stuck in the back of the bus where evidently the shocks were completely worn out. Then our guide must have been having a bad day as he seamed completely out of control of the timing of the tour stops and events, gave incomplete or unclear directions to the tour participants, and frankly seamed very unsure of his knowledge of the tour subject, although at times he did seam to know what he was talking about. His attempt at humor and his waiting 10 minutes past the start time for participants that never showed, were examples of things that could be addressed differently going forward.
Written August 26, 2022
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Bev P
Stony Plain, Canada147 contributions
Jul 2022
This tour was well organized and our guide, Emma, was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Our small group was on a full-size bus which was comfortable. Our only suggestion would be that the guide have a microphone on the the bus as it was hard to hear her commentary from our seats.

We enjoyed the tour of Bampton village, seeing the filming locations for the show. Highclere Caste was great to see - photography inside would be nice although we realize this is a castle policy, not one of the tour company.

We visited on the record hot day, so our time at Highclere was somewhat too long as it was too hot to spend much time wandering around the grounds. On a cooler day, this would have been nice to do!

We would definitely recommend this tour!
Written September 11, 2022
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Susan R
1 contribution
Jul 2022
My daughter and I had a wonderful experience on Brit Movie Tours' tour to Downton Abbey yesterday. Our guide, Stewart, was extremely knowledgeable and funny...he added to the experience immeasurably. Seeing Highclere Castle (aka Downton Abbey) was a dream come true for both of us, and we loved seeing the rooms in person that we've seen so many times on TV. We also enjoyed visiting Bampton, the village in Downton Abbey. We were really glad that we chose the small group tour rather than a large one. Highly recommended!
Written July 19, 2022
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VADuke
Alexandria, VA23 contributions
May 2022
What a fantastic day! On a picture perfect day visit to Highclere Castle, this trip did not disappoint. The journey by coach was smooth and easy. Stewart was a great witty guide who pointed out things along the way and was very knowledgeable about Highclere and the Downton Abbey show. He showed the different filming locations and how the production used the Castle to bring the story to life. We explored the house and grounds and had time for drinks, just relaxing and taking it all in. It was an intimate small group and much fun,
Written May 14, 2022
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Greta S
3 contributions
Jul 2022
This tour was excellent. Our Guide Emma was outstanding. She showed pictures from the show in the spots we were standing and gave us extra insights on the filming of the show. We even watch even watched episodes as we traveled along.
Written July 22, 2022
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Peter B
1 contribution
Jul 2022
Had a great day out on this tour from London. We stopped at the village of Brampton which was used a lot in the series and which is a lovely place with our guide showing us stills from the TV show and the clever things the film crew done to change modern day streets back to more authentic looks for the period.Then onto Highclare Castle which was so interesting to walk around soaking up the history and all the rooms that were used for filming with photo's of cast members. Such an iconic building. Brilliant. My only suggestion is to spend less time in Brampton as we could have done with more time at Highclare. Thanks to our guide Ben who had lots of info and easy going and explaining things and thanks to our driver Terry. A good day.
Written July 24, 2022
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richelaine
Austin, TX21 contributions
Aug 2022
The bus driver kept getting lost. It cost us over an hour. And the tour guide (Ava) had to keep interupting her talking to us to try to follow on GPS and then tell the driver what do to.

Ava had brought videos of Downton Abbey for us to watch and discuss. The video player didn't work at all. Then eventually, it worked but no sound. We couldn't read the subtitles while the bus was moving and shaking.
Written August 16, 2022
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