• Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle)

    23rd to 25th July – 3 days

Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle)

23rd to 25th July – 3 days

Join us for a great 3-day break, the highlight being a visit to Highclere Castle near Newbury in Berkshire – the famous setting for the wonderful TV series ‘Downton Abbey’.

Best Western Plus Blunsdon House Hotel

Set in 30 acres of beautiful Wiltshire countryside, the Best Western Plus Blunsdon House Hotel in Swindon is a unique four star family owned hotel situated on the edge of the Cotswolds.

There are 2 restaurants, 3 bars and a Health and Leisure Club with indoor pool. All the en suite bedrooms have colour TV, hairdryer, telephone, internet access, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift.

All tours subject to alterations and booking conditions.

HOLIDAY DETAILS

Price Includes:

  • Luxury Coach Travel
  • 2 Nights Best Western Plus Blunsdon House Hotel
  • English Breakfasts
  • Dinner 2 Nights
  • Hotel Leisure Facilities
  • Admission to ITV’s ‘Downton Abbey’ Highclere Castle & Egyptian Exhibition
  • Visit to Bampton Village, Stratford-upon-Avon and Cotswold’s Villages

Coach Trip OutboundOutbound – Sunday 23rd July 2017

Inbound – Tuesday 25th July 2017Coach Trip Inbound

£209 per person Single Supplement £40

Coach trip to Downton Abbey
Coach trip to Downton Abbey
Coach trip to Downton Abbey

ITINERARY

Sunday
Morning departure heading south via the motorway network. We take suitable stops en route for coffee and a lunch time break in Stratford-upon-Avon before travelling on to the Blunsdon House Hotel in time for dinner.

Monday
Enjoy a full English breakfast before we visit the village of Bampton, where the outdoor views of the church and hospital in Downton Abbey are recorded. We then make our way to Highclere Castle, home to the Earls of Carnarvon since 1679, to enjoy the stunning grounds, landscape and castle which are used as the location for Downton Abbey. You can also visit the Egyptian exhibition (included) as it was the 5th Earl of Carnarvon who famously discovered the Tomb of the Egyptian Boy Pharaoh, Tutankhamen in 1922 with his architectural colleague Howard Carter. Dinner is included again at Blunsdon House Hotel and the rest of the time is free for you to relax.

Tuesday
After breakfast we leave the Blunsdon House Hotel and journey northward, again with stops en route, at some of the Cotswold’s villages arriving home at tea time.

Want to know more? Call us today on 01257 480979 (Ext 2) to speak to a team member.