Private Full-Day Tour from Bath to Downton Abbey with Pickup

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, United Kingdom, Bath

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  • 8 hours
  • Bath
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable


Visit Highclere Castle & Gardens, home to the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and the iconic setting for the drama series Downton Abbey. Explore one of England's most remarkable stately homes and walk in the footsteps of Lord Grantham and his family as you explore the gardens. Continue your journey back into a bygone era by wandering through the Cotswolds village of Lacock, frequently used as a Downton Abbey filming location.

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Stop At: Highclere Castle Highclere Park, Highclere RG20 9RN England

This is your opportunity to visit the real Downton Abbey, where the hit TV series and movies were filmed. Enjoy a leisurely visit to the magnificent Highclere Castle, home to the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. Go behind the scenes and you will recognise many of the rooms used for filming the drama.

During this self-guided tour, you will also have time to visit the highly acclaimed Egyptian Exhibition and relive the moment when, in November 1922, Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings.

Enjoy lunch in one of the Castle’s several tea rooms or café, and maybe sample one of their famous cocktails or even a glass of champagne. Later, explore the Castle’s delightful gardens, woodland walks and flower meadow. Take photos to your heart's content in this beautiful setting as you retrace the familiar steps of Lord Grantham and members of his family.

Transfer time from Bath to Highclere Castle - 90 mins

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Lacock Abbey & Village, Laycock, Keighley England

The day continues onto the beautiful and timeless Cotswolds village of Lacock, which dates back to the 13th century and where cars are the only sign of modern-day life. Little wonder it has been used as a backdrop to countless films and TV dramas including Downton Abbey, Harry Potter and several BBC productions such as Pride and Prejudice.

The ancient Abbey in the heart of the village boasts a fascinating history and a charming museum that celebrates the invention of photography here in 1839 by William Henry Fox Talbot.

Transfer time from Highclere Castle to Lacock - 1 hour
Transfer time from Lacock to Bath - 1 hour

Duration: 2 hours

  • Admission to Highclere Castle, Gardens and Egyptian Exhibition.
  • Private tour for up to 5 people (self-guided at Highclere Castle).
  • Accommodation pickup and drop off.
  • Fully qualified, insured and licenced local guide.
  • Travel comfortably by luxury, air-conditioned Mercedes V-Class vehicle.
  • Parking Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Highclere Castle

  • Admission to Lacock Abbey £15.00 per adult
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Lacock Abbey & Village
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour is unsuitable for children under the age of 4.
  • By law children aged between 4-12 need a 'booster seat'. Please notify your guide if required.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • UK law requires that seatbelts are to be worn by all occupants of a moving vehicle.
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your guide will pickup from Bath Spa Train Station if travelling from London - please specify.
The guide will hold up a digital sign with your name on it.
The guide will wait no longer than 15 minutes beyond the scheduled departure time.
Please download WhatsApp and add guide's mobile number for prior communication.
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
Surrounding pickup locations will be considered but may incur a surcharge.
This is a private tour and only your group will participate.

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Voucher info

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


8 hours

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews


14 Jul, 2022

I booked this tour as part of my vacation in the UK and I don't think it could have gone any better. Matt was extremely knowledgeable of the castle and local villages. We had more than enough time at every location and were able to beat the larger buses and crowds. We learned so much about the history of the area, the local flora/fauna, and even some of the wildlife. The van was extremely comfortable and cool in between traveling to different locations. Once the tour was over, Matt even recommended a local pub that had an amazing Sunday roast. I recommend to anyone who loves smaller and more personalized tours!

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