Downton Abbey Coach Tour

Downton Abbey Coach Tour

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these tours have now been cancelled.

We hope to offer the coach tours once again in 2021.

Please see our other pages for alternative tours for Downton Abbey.

We’d love to take you there!

This tour includes:

  • Guided tour of Downton village
  • A visit to Highclere Castle
  • Transport between locations
  • The tour also takes in the beautiful English countryside

Why not ‘gift’ this tour for that special birthday, anniversary or even Christmas present?

Gift certificates can be sent directly to the lucky recipient via email or via Royal Mail.  Alternatively, we can arrange for you to receive the gift certificate if you prefer to deliver it yourself.

Tour starts –

at 9am at Oxford Train Station

Please wait outside the station entrance and look out for our guides. Please leave the front seats free for your guides. The coach will leave promptly at 9am/10am – if you are delayed please ring us urgently and we will give directions to the first location .

Downton village

We begin our tour in Downton village 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 Downton pubs, site of the funfair, and the church where many important scenes take place – including the weddings funerals and christenings of the Crawley family and their staff. You will be here for approximately 45 minutes and will have plenty of time to explore this wonderful place and take those all-important photos.

Please note; there are few Downton Abbey themed souvenirs on sale at present at Highclere Castle, so it is recommended you buy souvenirs from the village library, to avoid disappointment later in the day.

After leaving the village, we will run scenes from the series so that you can experience once again on film, the locations that you have just visited.

Highclere Castle – Downton Abbey house and gardens

The journey between the village and Highclere Castle is about an hour, so we will stop for a short comfort break/refreshments on the way to Highclere , after which we go on to visit Highclere Castle itself, aka Downton Abbey house and gardens.

You will be able to purchase lunch at Highclere Castle, alternatively, you can bring your own food and enjoy your picnic lunch in the beautiful Highclere grounds

Guided tours are unfortunately, not allowed inside the castle, but you’ll be able to explore independently the ‘Above Stairs’ area of Downton Abbey with the aid of our specially prepared information sheet.

Your guides will be with the group to answer any questions you may have.

You will have time to explore the Castle grounds, gardens and of course the gift shop for those all important souvenirs.

Egyptian exhibition

You will be able to pay a supplement on the day if you wish to go into the Egyptian exhibition in the cellars and view some of the artefacts from Tutankhamen’s tomb.


The coach will depart from Highclere Castle at 4:30pm for the return journey to Oxford train station. We should arrive back at Oxford for 5:45pm. Please do not book onward travel until after 6pm, to allow for traffic etc.

CBDToursTour Information

This tour will give you a taste of the lives and times of the Crawley family, their household and the etiquette of the day.


£87 per person

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


9am/10am at Oxford Train Station


  • Professional guide

  • Transport from and return to Oxford Station,

  • Entry fees to Highclere Castle House and Gardens

  • Tour of Downton Village and Church


  • cost of travel to and from tour meeting and drop off point
  •  refreshments and lunch ,
  • entry to the Egyptian exhibition is available for an additional payment on the day. 
  • (optional) gratuities

Hotel Information

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

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


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