London: Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey & Cotswolds Full Day Tour
- 10.25 Hours
- 10.25 Hours
- On request
Your day begins with a visit Blenheim Palace State Rooms and walk through the magnificent Gardens. Blenheim Palace is a masterpiece of English Baroque architecture and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Here you will have a tour of the Blenheim Palace State Rooms where the guide will bring the history of this fabulous palace to life. You will then continue the day with a panoramic tour of the enchanting Cotswolds. This region of outstanding natural beauty is characterized by attractive small towns and thatched villages of yellow Cotswold stone made prosperous by the historic wool trade. You will then get to visit the villages of Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water, then the village of Bampton (setting for the TV series "Downton Abbey"). You can see the Church where a number of "Downton" events were hosted, from weddings and funerals to the Downton Fair. Next to the church is Churchgate House which was used as the Crawley family home, and the old Grammar School which now houses the Bampton Library and Community Archive and served as the Downton Cottage Hospital. The street is also the location for two local pubs, "The Grantham Arms" and "The Dog & Duck".
Duration: 10.25 Hours
Departs: 8:45 a.m. - Returns: 7 p.m.