'Downton Abbey' Cotswolds
We bring ‘Downton Abbey’ to life with this new tour as we combine a tour of Highclere Castle – or, as you may know it ‘Downton Abbey’ – and the village of Brampton where many of the outdoor scenes where filmed.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Morning departure from your local joining point to Oxford. Here we have the afternoon at leisure for sightseeing and shopping. Later, rejoin the coach as we continue to our hotel in Reading.
Today is the highlight of the tour, to start the day we visit the beautiful city of Winchester with its beautiful cathedral then a visit to Highclere Castle & Gardens. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the magnificent State Rooms where scenes of Downton Abbey were filmed. You can also visit the Egyptian Exhibition in the cellars. The Castle was the seat, 100 years ago, of the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, who famously discovered the Tomb of the Egyptian Boy Pharaoh, Tutankhamun, in 1922 with his archaeological colleague, Howard Carter. The exhibition celebrates the 5th Earls achievements.
After a leisurely start we visit Brampton. Many of ‘Downton Abbey’s’ outdoor scenes where filmed here including St Mary’s Church, the village pub, the Library and Matthew Crawley’s house. After a short stop in Brampton we continue onto Moreton-in-Marsh, a picturesque market town in the Cotswolds with over 200 market stalls. Rejoin the coach mid afternoon as we continue our return journey.
Crowne Plaza Basingstoke
4* Star Hotel
The Crowne Plaza Hotel is designed with you in our mind.The hotel offers 140 spacious, contemporary bedrooms, 8 meeting rooms, state of the art Affinity Health & Leisure Club and The 1449 Restaurant, Bar & Grill.Feel at home in a modern and spacious guest room, decorated in cool, calm tones.
- Return coach travel
- 2 nights Holiday Inn Reading half board
- Admission to Highclere Castle & Gardens
- Excursions as described