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Downton Abbey Fan? Visit Highclere Castle in 2014

Highclere Castle home of Downton Abbey and Oxford Sightseeing Tour

Visiting Oxford Including Christchurch featuring the Great Hall from Harry Potter and onto Highclere Castle home to Downton Abbey

Tour Highlights:

  1. Visit Christchurch where Harry Potter was filmed
    Visit Highclere Castle made famous by the Downton Abbey TV series Services of a professional tour guide throughout the day
    Extended time in Oxford and soak up the atmosphere at Oxford and hear about life in the university

Description

Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, boasts one of the world’s greatest – and oldest – universities, as well as some of the finest architecture in Europe

The colleges themselves, which make up the university, are amongst the architectural highlights, their ivy-clad stone walls protecting beautiful chapels, halls and libraries. We enjoy a unique tour which journeys through the heart of this ancient building before we head to the college’s spectacular dining hall, chosen as a key location in the Harry Potter films

Our tour allows us to access parts of the hall usually out of bounds to the public. We will also linger by the open fire as your guide reveals anecdotes about the movie and the remarkable links of Christchurch with the Alice in Wonderland stories

After the tour of Christchurch, there is time to wander through the ancient streets of Oxford with your tour guide. Why not try out a pub lunch at one of the many famous inn’s of Oxford

Our trip to Oxford promises an unforgettable experience for young and old alike

After lunch we head for Highclere Castle made famous by the Downton Abbey TV series

Built by Sir Charles Berry who also built the houses of Parliament, this is the countryseat of the Earls of Carnarvon. The tour of the Castle’s public rooms includes the magnificent public main hall, the library and sitting rooms in addition to other rooms featured in Downton Abbey

Why not spend some time enjoying the enjoying the parklands created by Lancelot “Capability” Brown who also designed the grounds of Blenheim Palace or indulge yourself with tea and cake at one of the tea rooms once you have finished touring the Castle

Departing Highclere Castle we head back to London and arrive back at approximately 6.30pm

 

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http://bestvaluetours.co.uk/tour-of-england/out-of-london-tours/oxford-and-highclere-castle-downton-abbey-273

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Multi Day Tours with Downton Abbey

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Multi Day Tours with Downton Abbey

We are often asked if there are any multi-day tours that include a visit to Downton Abbey (the real Highclere Castle) and there are very few, but we have managed to find and have posted below

About Highclere

Highclere Castle is the home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and also features as Downton Abbey, the hugely successful drama series with over 11 million viewers in the UK and now shown in over 100 countries around the world. From the pen of Oscar-winning (‘Gosford Park’) screenwriter, Julian Fellowes, now Lord Fellowes, it has an all star cast led by Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Elizabeth McGovern, Penelope Wilton and many other leading actors and actresses

For further information visit The Official Highclere Castle web-site

Here is the tour we found:

Downton Abbey, Stonehenge and Bath with 5 star London…

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