Downton Abbey Tours


Whet your appetite in readiness for the Downton Abbey movie due out in September 2019 by visiting Downton Abbey itself this summer!
You’ll also see the surrounding beautiful English countryside with a variety of tour options throughout the year.

Opening dates for Highclere Castle for 2019 as follows:

7th – 18th April – Closed on Good Friday April 19th

5th, 6th, 7th May plus 26th, 27th, 28th May

CLOSED during June

Reopens for summer:

7th July – 3rd September (closed on Fridays and Saturdays)

Highclere is closed to the public during June and on Fridays and Saturdays during July to September

We can host tours just for you on any of the above dates. Please see our Premiere tour page for more details.


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Classic British Drama Tours aims to give our clients an insight into the world of literary dramas from the likes of Charlotte Bronte, Shakespeare and of course Jane Austen.

We also host tours to popular TV dramas such as Downton Abbey, Emma and Poldark, plus films such as Elizabeth, The Other Boleyn Girl and Shakespeare In Love, to name a few.

Costume drama is our passion and we love to host tours to these sometimes little known, but beautiful locations.

OPENING HOURS                                            Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 5:30pm  (Except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May and August Bank Holidays)
Saturday:  Closed
Sunday: Closed


These tours are unlicensed and unauthorised tour of sites featured in the television series ‘Downton Abbey’ produced by Carnival Film and Television and NBCUniversal International Limited.

Classic British Drama Tours Ltd and this tour does not have any association with, or connection to, the television series ‘Downton Abbey’, Carnival Film and Television or NBCUniversal International Limited.