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London: Downton Abbey Countryside Black Taxi VIP Tour

London: Downton Abbey Countryside Black Taxi VIP Tour

From US$ 932.40 per group up to 6

Become Lord or Lady Grantham for the day as you visit the countryside film locations of the period drama "Downton Abbey". Be treated just like Royalty for the day.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from your Central London Hotel with a postcode (or zip code)  E1, EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, N1, SE1, SW1, SW3, SW7, W1, W2, W8, WC1, WC2. Please be ready at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Wander the village of "Downton"
  • Go to the church where all the weddings and funerals took place
  • Visit location sites that other tours do not go to
  • Speak to villagers who were in the filming
Full description

Begin with a pickup from your central London hotel and a drive through London and out into the Oxfordshire countryside. Your first stop will be in Oxfordshire, where you will visit the villages that became the village of Downton.

Have photographs outside Matthew Crawley’s house, and see the Hospital, the village church, and the two village pubs. Discuss the filming with the locals and visit inside a village home used in the filming (owner being in of course). Have time to buy Downton souvenirs before moving on. Visit several other villages, plus a farm, which will be a secret to surprise you on the day. Leaving the villages behind you, start to head cross country to Highclere Castle. On the way to the castle, take an authentic countryside pause, stopping for lunch at an old English pub.

Arrive at Highclere Castle after lunch, where your tour continues. Your expert guide will explain all there is about the castle’s history as well as the Downton locations you will see before you enter the rooms. Later in the afternoon why not have a cream tea, before returning to London.

  • Licensed London Taxi driver
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Central London
  • Live commentary on board
  • Photo Stops
  • Refreshment Stops
  • Complimentary water
  • Entry to Highclere Castle
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The tour does not include entry to Highclere Castle. Tickets should be purchased in advance from the castle.
  • Highclere Castle is not open on Fridays or Saturdays.
  • The castle is only open for a limited period of months each year.
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Product ID: 224433