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Downton Abbey: Visit Highclere Castle where the award winning TV series was filmed

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Entry to Highclere Castle
Visit to Bampton Village
Walking tour of Oxford
A copy of Lady Carnarvon's book
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Oxford

Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, boasts one of the world’s greatest - and oldest - universities, as well as some of the finest architecture in Europe. The colleges themselves, which make up the university, are amongst the architectural highlights, their ivy-clad stone walls protecting beautiful chapels, halls, and libraries. A walking tour of Oxford with our guide is included before some free time to grab a bite to eat. Why not try out a pub lunch at one of the many famous inns of Oxford?

Bampton

Next, we head for the beautiful village of Bampton in Oxfordshire. Bampton is the setting for exterior village scenes in the ITV series of Downton Abbey. Visit The Church; see Matthew Crawley's mother's house, the hospital, (series two) and current people's homes which are transformed into the Post Office, as well as various pubs. In the "hospital," which is the public library, there is also the Vesey room where the Bampton Archive is housed, and various local exhibitions are set out. Downton memorabilia - Beautiful cards, prints and mugs (done by a local artist) as well as books of the filming are all on offer to purchase. Leaving Bampton, we now head for Highclere Castle, made famous by the Downton Abbey TV series.

Highclere Castle - As seen in the Downton Abbey TV Series

Built by Sir Charles Berry who also built the Houses of Parliament, this is the country seat of the Earls of Carnarvon. The tour of the Castle’s public rooms includes the magnificent public main hall, the library and sitting rooms in addition to other rooms featured in Downton Abbey.

Why not spend some time enjoying the parklands created by Lancelot “Capability” Brown who also designed the grounds of Blenheim Palace, or indulge yourself with tea and cake at one of the tea rooms once you have finished touring the Castle?

A Copy of Lady Carnavon's books

A copy of one of Lady Canarvon's books will also be given to every customer on the tour. It makes for fascinating reading and is a unique souvenir to remember the day, exclusive to Premium Tours.

Those who select '2 books' option will get another book also written by Lady Carnarvon.

Departing Highclere Castle, we head back to London and arrive back at approximately 7pm.

Please note:

  • The order of visit may change from time to time.
  • The tour departs Victoria Coach Station Gate 19 - 20 at 8.15am (Boarding starts at 8am). Tour will conclude near Gloucester Road underground station at approx. 19:00pm.
  • Booking conditions: A full refund will be made if Premium Tours is informed at least 10 days before departure.
  • Choice of the additional book can not be specified by customer.
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