‘Downton Abbey’ TV Locations and Blenheim Palace Tour from London

'Downton Abbey' TV Locations and Blenheim Palace Tour from London

Learn about the lives and love interests of the fictional Crawley family on a full-day ‘Downton Abbey’ filming location tour! Depart from London and travel to the county of Oxfordshire to explore villages such as Cogges, Bampton 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.
* Duration: 10 hours
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




Learn about the lives and love interests of the fictional Crawley family on a full-day ‘Downton Abbey’ filming location tour! Depart from London and travel to the county of Oxfordshire to explore villages such as Cogges, Bampton 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.

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

Leave London’s Marble Arch by air-conditioned minivan, and travel west to the rolling limestone hills of Oxfordshire. 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 at a farm nestled in the hills near Cogges 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: Cogges Manor Farm, Church Ln, Witney OX28 3LA, UK

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 at a farm nestled in the hills near Cogges 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.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: The Swan Inn, A40, Swinbrook, Burford OX18 4DY, UK

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 Shilton, we will travel to the Swan Inn at Swinbrook for a photo stop, where Lady Sybil eloped with the family chauffeur Branson.

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. 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 minivan and travel back to London where your tour finishes.

Duration: 2 hours