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  • Full-Day Downton Abbey, Oxford and Bampton Tour from London

    1. Full-Day Downton Abbey, Oxford and Bampton Tour from London

    Explore Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires, home to one of the world’s oldest universities. Admire the architectural highlights of the many colleges. Next on this 10-hour tour is a visit to Bampton, the setting for the exterior village scenes in Downton Abbey. See the church, the house of Matthew Crawley's mother, homes transformed into the post office and various pubs. Head to Highclere Castle, the country seat of the Earls of Carnarvon. The tour of the Castle’s public rooms includes the magnificent main hall, the library, sitting rooms and other rooms featured in Downton Abbey. Take home a copy of Lady Carnarvon's book as a souvenir of your visit.

    Very knowledgeable guide. Probably packed too much in one day. Would have like to have additional time at Highclere castle

  • From Oxford: Cotswolds Adventurer Tour

    2. From Oxford: Cotswolds Adventurer Tour

    Be introduced to some of the most enchanting villages in the Cotswolds on a full-day tour from Oxford. Head to the ancient town of Bampton, one of the oldest towns in England, known as the village in the TV series Downton Abbey. Stop to see the village church and library, where many scenes of this popular show were filmed. Continue to Kelmscott, once the summer home of the famous Arts and Crafts movement founder, William Morris. Afterwards you’ll visit Lechlade, an old market town on the River Thames. From there, your route takes you through pretty stone villages with a chance to stop and have a refreshment in a typical village shop. A short scenic drive takes you to Bibury to see its 17th-century cottages, beautiful river, and trout farm. Following the picturesque Coln Valley, drive through narrow country lanes and over rolling hills, before arriving in the quiet town of Winchcombe. E...

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What people are saying about Bampton

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 33 reviews

Really nice!!

First of all, we had very good care from Frank and Carlos! Many thanks to the two for the excellent support! The bus was very comfortable and the schedule was well thought out. Of course you could spend more and more time everywhere, but after 10 hours you are really filled with wonderful impressions.

Wonderful experience

Just fantastic. The bus driver was very friendly and reliable, the tour guide was also very friendly, her explanations and stories were very informative. All in all the whole tour was wonderful. Anyone who loves the Downton Abbey series will simply be overwhelmed.

Highclere Castle is breathtaking!

This tour was not disappointing in anyway! The length of time spent at Oxford, Bampton & Highclere Castle was perfect. I recommend having afternoon tea, which is reasonably priced, at the castle to take in the views. It's a must see for any Downton Abbey fan!

Everything was perfect, the bus was comfortable, the driver and guide were super friendly and were able to make everything interesting!

Highly recommended.

It met our expectations. The guide, Frank, very nice and friendly and a great professional.