Highclere Castle and Downton Abbey Film locations day tour

  • Duration:

    8 Hours

  • Location:

    Highclere Castle and the Cotswolds

  • Price:

    From £475

Immerse yourself in the world of Downton Abbey by visiting real-life filming locations.  Departing from Southampton, this tour takes you to Bampton, the village featured as Downton, Cogges Manor Farm which became Yew Tree Farm, and the real Downton Abbey at the magnificent Highclere Castle.

What places could we get to see?

  • Bampton (the village where Downton was based)
  • Cogges Manor Farm (Yew Tree Farm)
  • Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey itself)

Paint me a picture:

Meet your professional driver guide on arrival at Southampton Cruise Terminal at 8am and relax in the comfort of an air-conditional vehicle.  You’ll start the day by travelling to the Oxfordshire countryside, where much of Downton Abbey was filmed.   Our first stop is Bampton, a charming Cotswolds village that was used as Downton village.  You will enjoy a walking tour with your guide of the villages most recognizable film sites.  Then, continue to Cogges Manor Farm which was used as Yew Tree Farm in the hit British TV series.  Here we will explore some of the locations featured in the film and we will enjoy a short lunch stop in the café (own expense).  After lunch we continue to Highclere Castle, arguably the most famous Downton Abbey site. Immerse yourself in the world of the Crawley family as you walk around, building a picture of what real life was like here more than 100 years ago, in the era of Downton Abbey.

We then drive back to your Southampton cruise in plenty of time for your departure.  Alternatively, if you have finished your cruise then we are happy to drop you off at your London hotel or Heathrow Airport for an extra fee of £75.

You’ll be looked after by our knowledgeable driver-guide and travel in one of our comfortable vehicles that can hold up to eight guests.

Your guide will give you a background of the area’s history as you travel, and at each of the stops you’re free to either explore with your guide or to have some free time to yourself, relax and maybe do some shopping.

Tour Details

This tour is available seven days a week, subject to availability.

We have a tier pricing policy for this tour and below are the prices per person:

£475.00 for 1 person

£265.00 per person for 2 people

£190.00 per person for 3 people

£155.00 per person for 4 people

£135.00 per person for 5 people

£120.00 per person for 6 people

£110.00 per person for 7 people

£105.00 per person for 8 people

The tour departs from either Southampton Cruise Terminal or your Southampton Hotel and we will return you to Southampton after the tour.  Alternatively, if you have finished your cruise then we are happy to drop you off at your London hotel or Heathrow Airport for an extra fee of £75.

Included in this tour

  • Professional local guide/driver
  • Entrance tickets to Cogges Manor Farm & Highclere Castle
  • Transportation in a modern comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • We are proud to support ‘One Tree Planted’. So with every booking made, we will donate to allow one tree to be planted

Not included in this tour

  • Entrance fees to other attractions
  • Food or refreshments
  • Gratuities

This is a day tour which departs from either Southampton cruise terminal or your Southampton hotel. The start time for this tour is flexible depending on when your cruise disembarks. Your guide will be waiting for you in the cruise terminal at a pre-agreed time.

How much does the tour cost?

We have a tier pricing policy for this tour and below are the prices per person:

£475.00 for 1 person

£265.00 per person for 2 people

£190.00 per person for 3 people

£155.00 per person for 4 people

£135.00 per person for 5 people

£120.00 per person for 6 people

£110.00 per person for 7 people

£105.00 per person for 8 people

Do you offer pickups from hotels?

Yes if you are staying at a hotel in Southampton then please let us know and we will be happy to collect you and drop you off at your hotel.  Alternatively, if you would like to finish your tour at your London hotel or Heathrow Airport we can drop you off for an extra fee of £75.

What day and time is this tour?

This tour is available seven days a week, subject to availability.  The start time is flexible depending on your cruise arrival and departure times.

What are the payment arrangements for the tour?

Full payment is required at the time of booking. We accept all major credit cards, Paypal or wire transfer.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy is 100% of the cost charged for cancellations within 48 hours prior the tour. 50 % of the cost is charged for cancellations 3 – 7 days before the tour. For cancellations given 8 days and greater before the tour then we charge a 10% cancellation fee.