Tour Downton Abbey & the Edwardian World

5 day tour of England visiting Highclere Castle and more

THIS TOUR TO GOES WITH JUST 2 PEOPLE OR MORE.  YOU BOOK AND YOU GO!

What better way to see England than to spend time with like-minded people who share your interest and passion? Spend a few days in Downton Abbey's world . . . includes a visit to London, Highclere and Bampton Village. Join die hard fans as we explore the unique area, passing the many places of interest to lovers of the PBS series - all related to the estates, gardens and history that inspired this British period drama. Experiences that connect you with the essence of a place and its people … simply seeing the sights is no longer enough.

The Lynott Tours Difference
  • Confirmed visit to Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)
  • Go behind the scenes of the show
  • Re-live Lady Rose's Wedding
Julian Fellowes had Highclere Castle in mind as he wrote Downton Abbey. He often commented he wanted a house which spectacularly testified to the confidence and soaring optimism of the Edwardian period. The long drive winds its way through sheep and rolling countryside, and suddenly, the familiar tower appears. In the dining rooms, you can recreate the trials and tribulations of the Grantham family. The setting is unmistakenly Downton.

Day 1 LONDON 
Private transfers depart London Heathrow. At 1PM at your hotel, join fellow fans of Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern and Dan Stevens on a panoramic tour of London. Follow in the footsteps of the Downton Abbey characters and some of the filming locations in London.

Day 2 - BASILDON PARK  featured in the special Lady Rose wedding episode. The interiors were used as the Crawley family's London residence. In addition to being open to the public, the house has also served as a filming set. It was used film Pride & Prejudice as a location for the movie Marie-Antoinette and as Lord and Lady Radley's house in the film Dorian Gray

Day 3 DAY FREE IN LONDON You'll have a hop on hop off tour to explore other areas of London, and enjoy a Thames cruise.

Day 4 - HIGHCLERE CASTLE & VILLAGE
The fictional Downton Abbey is located in Yorkshire (northern England) but the show is actually filmed at Highclere Castle, located some 70 miles west of central London in picturesque Hampshire, and is owned and inhabited by the real life Earl and Countess Carnavron. Highclere Castle is one of England's most beautiful Victorian Castles set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland.

Depart London and drive away from the city to the delightful Oxfordshire Cotswolds to see key filming sites of Downton Abbey. We head over to the charming Oxfordshire hills and go in search of familiar sites from the hit TV series. Our first stop is Cogges Manor Farm with its collection of friendly animals beautifully located on the banks of the River Windrush. We will learn of its role in Downton Abbey as Yew Tree Farm where Lady Edith's daughter Marigold was raised by the Drewe family. Visit the kitchens, see the farmyard and watch a special presentation video about the farm's role in the television series.

After a coffee break we will continue to explore the region, stopping in delightful Shilton with its shallow ford, used in Series two and the village of Swinbrook where Lady Sybil and Tom Branson spent the night on their aborted elopement. Onwards to Bampton to see St Mary's church scene of so many weddings, a funeral or two and a jilting when it was transformed into St Michael's in Downton Abbey. See the Cottage Hospital and Mrs Crawley's house during the guided walk, visit the village green, post office and The Grantham Arms pub.

We then make our journey southwards from the Cotswolds to the chalk down land of Hampshire to visit the magnificent Highclere Castle. This will be known to many as Lord Grantham's family seat, Downton Abbey itself. We head through the landscaped grounds by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown and up the gravel drive to the door. Lord and Lady Carnarvon have welcomed cast and crew here for the entire run of the show and one can come across so many familiar locations both in and outside of the house. See where O'Brien tripped up Bates, where Kemal Pamuk's body was moved, the dining room, where delicious dialogue is served up along with the food. Visit Robert Crawley's library and the various bedrooms and walk down the grand staircase. Enjoy lunch in one of the restaurants here and then explore the beautiful grounds. In the basement area there is another treat in store. Almost a hundred years ago the 5th Earl of Carnarvon spent many years in Egypt and along with Howard Carter helped locate the tomb of Tutankhamun. Enjoy a visit to the Egyptology museum as part of your visit.

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Saloon at DowntonIn many ways Highclere Castle epitomized the confidence and glamor of the Edwardian period in the first few years of the twentieth century. Visitor books record the house parties full of politicians, technological innovators, Egyptologists, aviators and soldiers. During the First World War, Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon, transformed the Castle into a hospital, and patients began to arrive from Flanders in September 1914. She became an adept nurse and a skilled healer and hundreds of letters from patients and their families bear testament to her untiring work and spirit of generosity 

Go behind the scenes of the show and of real life in a great house at the beginning of the 20th century. The grounds and several rooms of Highclere Castle are featured throughout Downton Abbey. The salon, library, dining room and entrance hall are seen frequently. The servants' living areas were constructed and filmed at Ealing Studios.

Day 5 HOMEWARD FROM LONDON
You depart for home, with memories of many new-found friends. Ttransfer included. Please book a return flight no earlier than 12 noon. (B) 

YOUR COACH TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
  • Arrival and departure Heathrow airport transfers.
  • Private car & motorcoach transportation with the services of a driver/guide (1 person).
  • Hop on hop off tour with Thames cruise.
  • Hotel accommodation with private bath. 
    Your 4 star hotels or similar
  • London - Doubletree by Hilton or similar
  • Full breakfast daily
  • Admission charges and entrance fees, including:Basildon Park, Visit to Yew Tree Farm (Cogges) and Downton Village (Bampton), Entry and tour of Highclere Castle and Gardens
  • Scenic drives countryside villages
  • All taxes and service charges.

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Tours guaranteed when just 2 people book! If you have just 6 persons in your party, we can give you a PRIVATE DEPARTURE JUST FOR YOUR GROUP AT NO ADDED COST, on any day. A group of 8 or more - save 5%.

 

2019
Starts London Ends London usd
Apr 5 9 Apr $1,778
Apr 12 16 Apr $1,778
May 2 6 May $1,778
May 25 29 May $1,778
July 12 16 July $1,778
July 19 23 July $1,778
July 26 30 July $1,778
Aug 2 6 Aug $1,778
Aug 9 13 Aug $1,778
Aug 16 20 Aug $1,778
Aug 23 27 Aug $1,778
Aug 29 2 Sep $1,778
Single Supplement $794

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