A Downton Abbey Christmas Special
with Mulled Wine and Mince Pies !
Only available on Saturday 09 December, 2017. This is an exclusive Christmas opening at Highclere castle. Your only chance to see this magnificent castle with seasonal decorations. This tour includes:
- Return transportation by luxurious coach
- Fully guided tour with a professional tour guide
- Entry to Highclere castle
- Guided visit to 'Downton Village' - Bampton
- Entry to Cogges Manor Farm with mulled wine and mince pies provided
Detailed Tour Description
We will leave London in the morning to make our way directly to Highclere castle - the Grantham family home in Downton Abbey. You will be able to see the Library, Drawing Room, Music Room and the Smoking Room in real life but filled with festive decorations!
We then make the short drive to Bampton. A delightful village in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds which was used extensively in the Downton Abbey TV series for filming. The Village Library was used for Downton Cottage Hospital and Doctor's surgery whilst St.Mary's Church was the 'Downton Church' and Church Square. Churchgate House was portrayed for the exterior shots of the Crawley family home too. You will also have time to walk around this little village to explore the local shops, Post Office and the Grantham Arms, which were all featured in the popular TV series.
The last stop will be Yew Tree Farm (Cogges Manor Farm) where you can sample some delicious mulled wine and mince pies. There will be time to explore the farm that became home to Lady Edith's love child in series 5 and to Mr.Mason in series 6. After an exclusive tour we make our journey back to London.
The perfect Christmas day out for any Downton Abbey fan!!
- Return travel by executive coach
- Entry and tour of Highclere Castle and Gardens
- Expert, friendly Downton Abbey specialist tour guide.
- Entry to Yew Tree Farm with mulled wine and mince pies
- Visit to Downton Village (Bampton)
Important note about cancellations - Due to the limited availability of Highclere Castle tickets all bookings for this day trip are 100% non refundable.
Departure point – London
07:20am - Great Russell Street, outside British Museum. WC1B 3DG (MAP)
07:30am - Great Portland Street tube, outside International Student House, London W1W 5PN (MAP)
07:40am - Outside Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch. W1C 1LZ (MAP)
08:00am - Outside Premier Inn, Knaresborogh Place, London (MAP)
Return to London
The coach will drop off at Victoria coach and train station, which has excellent transport links for your connecting trains/buses throughout London and beyond. We usually arrive back in central London by 18.30pm depending on traffic conditions.
Disclaimer: International Friends Downton Abbey day trips and tours are not endorsed, sanctioned or in any other way supported, directly or indirectly, by Carnival Films, NBC Universal or Julian Fellowes and his representatives.