Take a coach to Downtown Abbey
The Golden Globe, Bafta, and Emmy-awarded British drama of Downtown Abbey has managed to win the hearts of the world as the epitome of a British historical drama of the early 20th century that lets us glimpse in a very convincing way into the life of the early 20th-century aristocracy and their home servants. Anyone who has watched an episode or two can testify that the magnetic pull of the glorious English style and the whole feeling of that era in Britain is still very strong today.
It seems we’ll be forever in love with the world first described in Jane Austen’s novels. And this is not something that applies only to romantic hearts. There was something god-like in the landed aristocracy of the Brits. Something evergreen all the proletariat world secretly envied and openly despised. That’s Downtown Abbey in a jiffy.
Now if you want to Become Lord or Lady Grantham for the day, you may visit the film locations used for the award-winning period drama on a Small Group Downton Abbey Tour of Locations. The mini coach tour has a maximum of 15 persons and includes your own guide plus driver making this the best option for any Downton Abbey fan.
The day will start by departing from central London, then heading for the charming Oxfordshire village that has been featured as Downton Village. Here, you will get a guided tour of locations such as Downton hospital, the village pub, the former home of Matthew Crawley, and the local church.
You will get to learn fascinating anecdotes about how the global hit TV series was made, about the actors involved, and about the wonderful history of the places you visit on the tour. Having explored the village, you will then travel to Highclere Castle, which is used as the main Downton Abbey set. On the way, you will learn about the 1000-year history of Highclere Castle and life ‘above and below stairs’. More