Private Tour: 'Downton Abbey' Experience by Black Cab Including Downton Village, London Filming Locations or Highclere Castle

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London

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  • 8 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Discover ‘Downton Abbey’ filming sites on a tour by an iconic form of London transport: a black cab. As a private guide drives, learn about the lives of the fictional Crawley family from the hit TV series, and hear about Britain’s present-day aristocracy, too. The must-do tour is available with a choice of three itineraries, each inspired by the program. Visit the Downton village of Bampton; check out Downton Place, aka Greys Court; or tour Highclere Castle, the home of 'Downton Abbey.' The black cabs seat a maximum of five people. New to the tour we now have Taxis that can take 6 people


  • Fully narrated tour
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Highclere Castle, Newbury RG20 9RN England

Visit Highclere Castle the fictional home of Lord Grantham.

Wander the rooms and corridors that appeared in the series

Walk down the staircase that Lady Mary does on her wedding day.

See all the rooms of the castle

Please note Highclere Castle is not open all year round . Time in castle is around 1.5 - 2 hours

Other places visited are:

Drive through the Cotswolds to the villages that became Downton,

Wander by Mrs Crawleys house,

Walk through the entrance to the hospital.

Visit the church where all the weddings and funerals were filmed.

Get insider information on the filming of Downton from an expert

Visit the farm from the series.

Walk by the post office.

These stops are around 2.5 hours

Duration: 4 hours

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by black taxi
  • Private guide

  • Afternoon tea
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • All Entry Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Highclere Castle
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 18 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 5 people per booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • New style Taxi can take 6 people for an extra charge
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

2 A5, London W1H 7EL, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
Any Hotel or Address in Central London


A Central London Hotel is one with a post code (or zip code)  E1, EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, N1, SE1, SW1, SW3, SW7, W1, W2, W8, WC1, WC2. Should your Hotel be outside of these areas, or in the suburbs or Airport locations, we would be happy to provide you with a separate quote.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 22 Aug 2019 -

Trevor P

We had a lovely day visiting the Downton Abbey film locations it was wonderful despite being very busy as it was fathers day. would highly recommed to Downton Abbey fans

Image - 31 Jul 2019 -

Tina G

Andrew was obviously a Downton Abbey fan and shared a lot of trivia. He was also exceedingly knowledgeable about the actual history of the filming spots that we stopped to see. He was very accommodating and helpful when one of our passengers got car sick. Just can’t say enough positive things about this tour. We were promised a good tour guide and Andrew did not disappoint!
We loved making this trip in the black cab. It truly was a fabulous, VIP experience!

Image - 30 Jul 2019 -

Mark C

Richard was a wonderful guide! He generously shared his vast knowledge of the filming locations as well as his extensive knowledge of the English countryside and London locations If we return to London we will book tours and request Richard. Thank you

Image - 20 Nov 2018 -


My black cab Downton Abbey tour was amazing. Andrew was so knowledgeable and took such care to make sure I had a memorable experience. From pick up to drop-off, we were chatting Downton, London, and everything in between. I felt like I was sightseeing with an old friend, not someone I just met. He knew so many details and made the day absolutely grand. If I'm given the chance to come back to London, capital taxi tours will be the top of my list!!!

Image - 10 Jul 2018 -

Roxanne W

We had a wonderful time, from the initial guidance on how to gain access to the castle, to where to get great snacks, our guide, Andrew, was informative, professional, kind, and fun!

User's Picture Gallery


Inside the church


The Hospital


Crawley House and the square


I Do


Lower Slaughter


Bourton on the water. The venice of the Cotswolds


The Highway Inn in Burford


In Shilton, pub where Mr. Bates worked


one lane road in Cotswolds


The Swan Inn, in Swinbrook, Branson and Sybil were caught trying to elope


Tree and location of carnival.


Mr. Drew's house


St. Mary's church


Matthew Crawley's house


Downton Abbey church


Highclere Castle


Downton Abbey tour.


Steve, our wonderful Black Cab driver!


Me, pretending I am driving to my very own castle!


A walk to the Secret Garden at Highclere


The Farm at Witney


Afternoon Tea at Highclere Castle, YUMMM!


Highclere Castle, of course


Us at Cogges

Cogges Farm is the location where little Marigold lived with the pig farmer and his wife in Downton Abbey.


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