Downton Abbey in Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire is home to many of the Downton Abbey film locations; from Yew Tree Farm to the village pub, Mrs Crawley's house to scenes in the Downton Village, including the church. Oxfordshire will immerse any Downton Abbey fan into the world of the Granthams.
Millions of people are now familiar with the Cotswold village of Bampton from the hit TV series Downton Abbey. Wander its quaint streets and discover Mrs Crawley's house and the nearby church which featured heavily in the series. The war memorial in season 5 can also be found here, as well as the hospital entrance and everyday scenes in the village. Oxford Official Walking Tours offer guided tours of Bampton, and are the perfect way to explore all things Downton whilst also discovering the fascinating past of Bampton, a beautiful Oxfordshire Cotswold village.
For the full Downton Abbey experience why not take one of International Friends Downton tours where you can explore you favourite Downton sites like Yew Tree Farm (Cogges Manor Farm in Witney) and Bampton, as well as The Swan Inn that hosted the elopmenet of Lady Sybil with Branson the family chauffeur!
Cogges Manor Farm is Yew Tree Farm - the home of Mr Drewe and his family who took in Lady Edith's child, Marigold in season 5. This beautiful manor farm is in the village of Witney, and whilst visiting you can not only visit the film locations, but you can also enjoy food at the cafe, browse the farm shop, wander the gardens and meet farm animals!
Greys Court, a National Trust property in the rolling Chiltern Hills near Henley, was the setting for an elaborate picnic party in season 2, involving all members of the Crawley family. Chosen for its atmospheric setting with a country house backdrop, the house, maze and gardens are well worth visiting.
Shilton,a little-known Oxfordshire Cotswold village, provided the series with a village pub (in reality the old Forge), and a ford, for another rural scene.
Oxfordshire is also not far from the infamous and magestic, Highclere Castle but now more commonly known as Downton Abbey.