Downton Abbey Treasures Tour

Downton Abbey Treasures Tour

What’s included:

  • All your entrance fees
  • Private tour guide
  • Light lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Transport between locations and collection from and return to a mainline railway station or your hotel (for a supplement)

This itinerary does not include Highclere Castle. It can be taken at any time of the year and is especially good when the Highclere Estate is closed to the public. It will give you the flavour of Downton Abbey throughout the year.

You will be met at Reading station by your guide, one  of our experts on Downton Abbey and British period dramas, with historical knowledge of the period and social contexts of the series

Grantham House

You will travel first to the magnificent country house used as the Crawley’s London town house, Grantham House (20 minute drive). Filming was in all of the rooms on the first floor – including the elegant Octagon Room. The house was seen at the end of series 4 for Rose’s coming out ball, and for Rose’s wedding reception in series 5.

Yew Tree Farm

Our second stop is Yew Tree Farm, where Lady Edith takes her baby to be fostered. You will see inside the great house, as seen on film, explore the farm buildings and gardens, and meet the animals some of which have starred on film! You will also see the spots where in Series 4 we saw Lady Mary, Carson and Lord Grantham speaking about running the estate. You will have a light lunch here (included) of sandwiches, soup or similar.

Downton village

After lunch we travel on to the charming Downton village itself where we see all the external locations used in the village connected to the great house of Downton; the Crawley house, the village hospital, the two Downton pubs, site of the funfair, and the church where many important scenes take place – the weddings, funerals and christenings of the Crawley family and their staff.

There will be ample time to take in the sights of this most lovely, unspoilt village, and of course to take those all-important photographs for keepsakes.

Afternoon Tea

After the tour we take you for afternoon tea (included) at a local tearoom before returning you to either your hotel or at a station with good links back to London for your onward/homeward journey.

Tour Ends

Tour ends at approximately 4:30pm

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Your guide to all these locations will be one of our experts on Downton Abbey and British period dramas, with historical knowledge of the period and social contexts of the series.

Prices

Our prices are per person and include:

  • your driver guide,
  • collection from and return to a pre arranged point,
  • entry fees
  • light lunch
  • afternoon refreshments.

Cost per person – £185

For solo travellers – £327

For groups of 6 or more, please contact for more details

Easy payment terms available, please contact for more details before booking.

Excluded

  • Cost of travel to tour start and from tour end
  • Any other refreshments than those specified above
  • Optional gratuities to guide
  • Souvenirs

 

Hotel Information

If you plan on staying overnight prior to the tour, it is best to arrange accommodation in or very near to Reading, as this is where the tour will start.

Contact us for more information about hotels in this area, that our previous clients have used and have been very happy with.

Disclaimer:

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.

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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