By far our most asked post Easter question, is are all the Highclere Castle / Downton Abbey Tours sold out?
The sad answer is yes they proved mega popular and have.
However not all is lost, there is still availability on rather a special Private Tour we have found and please find details of this posted below.
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.
Just as seen in Downton Abbey – Highclere Castle
When is Highclere open this year?
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 Thursday, 12th September.
Here is the tour we found:
An outstanding way to visit the Amazing Highclere Castle or as its better known ‘Downton Abbey’. Enjoy your own Private Chauffer for the day and she this iconic film location in style and luxury
Exclusive chauffeur driven private tour with professional driver/guide
Central London pick up available
Entrance to Highclere Castle
Visit Bampton, one of the oldest villages in England
The Real Downton Abbey Tour
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
We found this and thank you to them at www.bestvaluetours.co.uk