Chauffeur driven tour
Minimum booking 2 persons
Departs daily @ 9am when Highclere Castle is open (see below)
Duration - 8 hours
Meeting point - Henry's Bar & Cafe, 80 Piccadilly, W1J 8HX
Hotel pick up/drop off available
Winner of best mini-series at the 2012 Golden Globes, Downton Abbey is the most successful British period drama since Brideshead Revisited, with ratings exceeding 10 million viewers, and an estimated cost of £1 million per episode. Longstanding friend of the Carnarvon family, Julian Fellowes had Highclere Castle in mind as he wrote Downton Abbey, and you can visit the stately home in style on the Real Downton Abbey Tour.
Downton Abbey follows the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them, whose lives were changed forever during the First World War. The world of Highclere Castle and Downton Abbey were changed irrevocably by the First World War.
Downton Abbey Chauffeur Driven Tour
Chauffeur driven tours are a luxurious but affordable solution to sightseeing in style. We take you away from the crowded streets and buses on an intimate tour in a private vehicle, guided by your professional chauffeur, who gives you personal attention and courtesy throughout the experience, including hotel pick up/drop off and numerous photo opportunities, and of course a chance to savour each location at a more leisurely and intimate pace. Make no mistake, there is no better way to travel!
• Highclere Castle The Crawley estate was brought to life at Highclere Castle in the county of Hampshire. It sits on 1,000 acres of parkland and it has been the country seat of the Earls of Carnarvon since 1679.
• Bampton Downton village scenes were filmed in one of the oldest villages in England, mentioned in the Domesday book, and perfectly preserved in all its ancient splendour
Opening Dates for 2013
The following dates are now confirmed:
Saturday, 30th March
to Friday, 5th April
CLOSED SATURDAY, 6TH APRIL.
Sunday, 7th April
to Sunday, 14th April
MAY BANK HOLIDAY:
Sunday, 5th May
to Tuesday, 7th May
SPRING BANK HOLIDAY:
Sunday, 26th May
to Tuesday, 28th May
Sunday to Thursday
each week from
Sunday, 14th July to
CLOSED FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS.