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'Downton Abbey' TV Locations, Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace Tour from Oxford

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Learn about the lives and love interests of the fictional Crawley family on a full-day 'Downton Abbey' filming location tour! Depart from Oxford and travel to the county of Oxfordshire to explore villages such as Cogges, Bampton, Bladon and Swinbrook where the British period TV drama has been filmed. In the afternoon, tour Blenheim Palace — a UNESCO site not used in the series but magnificent nonetheless — for an insight into the daily lives of upper-crust English aristocracy.

Please note that this tour also has departures available from London - https://uk.viator.com/tours/London/Downton-Abbey-TV-Locations-and-Blenheim-Palace-Tour-from-London/d737-5528IFDOWNTON

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Stop At: International Friends, 229 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PN England

Tour with International Friends

Duration: 10 hours

Stop At: Cogges Manor Farm, Church Lane, Witney OX28 3LA England

Leave Oxford by air-conditioned minibus, and travel out into the glorious countryside that surrounds the city. On the journey, your guide will keep you entertained with tales and trivia about the Downton Abbey TV series that has a fan base spread all over the world.

Filmed mostly in and around Oxfordshire, the British period drama of Downton Abbey documents the dramas and scandals of the fictional Crawley family and their servants in the days leading up to and after World War I. Hear insider gossip about characters such as Lady Mary, and discover little-known facts about the shooting locations included on your tour. Stop Cogges Farm, which doubled as Yew Tree Farm in the famous TV series, and enjoy a hot drink (own expense) in the farm’s rustic cafe before you check out filming locations around the farm.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bampton Library Old Grammar School Church View, Bampton OX18 2NE England

Continue to Bampton in the Cotswolds. The stone cottages and leafy, twisting streets in this quintessential English village might look familiar; scenes depicting the Downton village are often shot here and appear throughout the entire series. On a walking tour, see the village church — the site of Lady Mary’s wedding to Matthew Crawley — and the house that was once used as the Crawley family home. Stroll along the main street, spotting shops and the fictional Grantham Arms pub that appear in many episodes.

Travel onward to the historical village of Shilton to explore its center, including a quaint village pub that is surrounded by ponds, medieval bridges and wells. From here, we'll journey on and enjoy a quick stop in the village of Bladon to see the graves of Sir Winston Churchill and his wife; and finish the tour at Blenheim Palace

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PP England

While not used as a Downton Abbey filming location, one can imagine the palace's stately grandeur that would impress the Crawley family, here at Blenheim Palace. Take a walking tour that delves into the history of Winston Churchill's ancestral home, originally given to the first duke of Marlborough as a gift from the English Parliament. Wander through the State Apartments, and then explore a section of the beautiful landscaped gardens that feature the Temple of Diana. Finally, return to your minibus and travel back to the start point in Oxford where your tour finishes.

Duration: 2 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • 50% of all available seats will be left empty to ensure customer space and distancing.
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide
  • Entry to Bampton Library
  • Entry to Cogges Manor Farm
  • Entry to Blenheim Palace
  • Entry/Admission - International Friends
  • Entry/Admission - Cogges
  • Entry/Admission - Bampton Library
  • Entry/Admission - Blenheim Palace


Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Departure Point
15 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK


Departure Time
9:15 AM

Duration
9 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


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