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Downton Abbey and the Cotswolds

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Downton Abbey and the Cotswolds

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Head into the English countryside to visit Highclere Castle, the site of Downton Abbey, on this day trip from Oxford. You'll have the chance to see where filming took place at the real-life home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and explore the grounds of the castle. Then check out the village of Bampton, which stood as Downton village, where Lady Mary, the rest of the Crawley family, and other characters spent much of their time. Lastly, take a drive through the villages of the northern Cotswolds. A stop for lunch is made at the Swan Inn in Swinbrook (not included).
  • See more of England on a Cotswolds and Downton Abbey tour from Oxford
  • Admission included to Highclere Castle, which stood as the home of Lord and Lady Grantham on the television series
  • Pass by quaint villages and stop at a pub
  • Listen to narration during the day from a Blue Badge guide
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Blue Badge guide
Live commentary on board
Bottled water
Entrance ticket to Highclere Castle
Pick up from North Oxford Hotels on request
Pick up from Oxford Station on request
Lunch

Departure Point

St Giles', Oxford OX1 3NA, UK

Tour departs from coach bays next to Taylorian Institution Library in St Giles. Please arrive at the departure point 10 minutes before the tour is due to depart. Please look for a dark blue minibus with ‘Explore Oxford and the Cotswolds’ written on the sides.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cotswold Exploring
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Downton Abbey and the Cotswolds?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Downton Abbey and the Cotswolds?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Downton Abbey and the Cotswolds?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Downton Abbey and the Cotswolds?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Lovely Cotswolds
Brenda_S
, Sep 2021
What a lovely trip. The weather was beautiful a Isobel and David were great guides! Highclere was a delight and the drive and stops through the Cotswolds was so interesting! Loved the Lovel ruins and a cold beer at The Swan Inn where I met a nice couple to chat with!
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Excellent , well organised and informative
jonathan
, Jul 2021
A lovely trip , with lots of stops to stretch your legs and see some lovely stretches of the Cotswolds. It was a very hot day but the aircon in the bus was a godsend as was the cold water. Isobel was an excellent guide and the pickup and drop off was very helpful
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Amazing experience
Kerry_P
, Jul 2019
Isabella was an amazing guide. The entire trip was so informative and enjoyable. It was nice to be part of a small group, traveling in a very comfortable mini-bus. Of course, seeing "Downton Abbey" was the highlight of the experience! It was a very hot day and David and Isabella had plenty of cold drinks which was such a nice touch.
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Top Service und hervorragende Reiseleitung
Isa_U
, Aug 2018
Sehr persönliche Führung und top Service. Gerne wieder, es war ein sehr beindruckender Tag mit sehr vielen Informationen seitens der Reiseleitung. Bravo -weiter so.

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