Enter the interesting world of Downton Abbey as you enjoy a day tour to Blenheim Palace, the villages of the Cotswolds and the village of Bampton.
Immerse yourself into the intriguing world of Downton Abbey by visiting the frequently used film locations for the popular British period drama. Recall your favorite scenes as you walk around the notable film locations, including Blenheim Palace, the Cotswolds and the village of Bampton.
Experience first-class services while traveling on board an air-conditioned luxury coach with free Wi-Fi as well as assistance of a professional tour guide and use of VOX personal headsets during the walking sections of the tour.
Begin the tour at Blenheim Palace, a masterpiece of English Baroque architecture. Explore the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill and see its stunning State Rooms brimming with impressive works of art and magnificent tapestries. Bring the history of the magnificent palace to life as the palace's guide shares fascinating stories of the rooms. Drop by the Gardens, set in over 754 hectares of land, and admire its exquisite water garden.
Continue to the region of outstanding natural beauty, the Cotswolds. The region is characterized by attractive small towns and thatched villages of yellow Cotswold stone made prosperous by the historic wool trade. Make a short stop in the village of Bibury, once described by William Morris as the most beautiful village in England, and see Arlington Row with a row of weavers cottages built of local stone. Then, stop by Bourton-on-the-Water, the Little Venice of the Cotswolds, and have a glimpse of its picturesque High Street flanked by shaded greens and River Windrush alongside.
Then, head towards the lovely village of Bampton and visit the street where many scenes from the Downton Abbey TV series were filmed. See the Church where a number of Downton events were hosted, from weddings and funerals to the Downton Fair. Watch out for the Churchgate House which was used as the Crawley family home, and the old Grammar School which now houses the Bampton Library and Community Archive and served as the Downton Cottage Hospital. Spot the street used the location for two local pubs, The Grantham Arms and The Dog & Duck.
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Check-in at Victoria Coach Station
Blenheim Palace & Gardens
Visit the famous Blenheim Palace, the current home of the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of the renowned world leader, Sir Winston Churchill.
Take a stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens admiring the wonderful Rose Garden and The Water Terraces.
Visit most popular villages of Cotswolds; Admire charming Arlington Row in Bibury, the quaint group of weaver’s cottages dating back to the 16th Century.
Bourton-on-the-Water is voted one of the prettiest villages in England with its attractive bridges that cross the gently flowing River Windrush.
Bampton: Downton Abbey Village
See the Church where a number of "Downton" events were hosted. Next to the church is Churchgate House which was used as the Crawley family home, and the old Grammar School which now houses the Bampton Library and Community Archive and served as the Downton Cottage Hospital.
Tour ends at the Victoria Train Station
Price & Options
Infants (ages 0-2) may participate for free but will not have a seat on coach.
Students will be required to show a valid student ID card prior to departure.
Upon arrival at Victoria Coach Station, please check your departure gate at Evan Evans Tours check-in desk (opposite to Gate 1).
This tour does not visit Highclere Castle.
Entry tickets can be purchased from your guide on the day of your tour.
Frequently Asked Questions
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If you're looking for a relaxed day out from busy London town, this will be a great option. In Blenheim palace you will have ...a plenty of time to admire the beautiful decor and explore its garden. Also we really enjoyed the time in the small villages in Cotswolds. The tour guide Kevin was very informative and quirky, and we all enjoyed his talk throughout the tour. The coach was very comfortable and the tour was well organized. more
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