Fans of the popular TV show "Downton Abbey" will surely get a kick out of this tour that visits its many filming locations, including the iconic Highclere Castle. Your first stop at Yew Tree Farm (Cogges Manor Farm), the home of the show's tenant farmers. This beautiful, well-preserved 13th century manor house is situated on the banks of the River Windrush, and was featured in the fourth season. Have a tea or coffee break at the farm’s refurbished rustic Cow Shed Café and then take a tour and learn of the encounters between the tenant farmers and the landowners. Continue on to Downton village, which is actually called Bampton, a lovely, well-preserved village in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Afterwards, head to Highclere Castle, the Grantham family home. You’ll have time to explore the Monk’s Garden, the White Border, the Secret Garden, and the Wood of Goodwill, and have time for a light lunch at the café and tearooms in the castle kitchens. Enjoy your tour of the entire Highclere Castle before finally returning to London with new memories.
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