I am going to London next year and ready to sign up to see Highclere Castle. I didn't make it there last year ( to many things to do in London and ran out of time), but everyone on the forum suggested I go with Brit Movie tours. They have a tour for the time I will be in London next year.
Please help I really don't know which tour to take!
Has anyone been on the Brit Movie tour and if so did they enjoy it, would they recommend and what exactly did you get to see and did you get to spend enough time seeing Highclere Castle? Which tour did they take? I'm only going to see this once and I want to make the right decision but it seems a bit confusing on which one to pick.
Brit Movie tours have two tours, one for 120 pounds and one for 80 pounds. Same amount of hours, same time to meet. The difference is more expensive tour has only 15 people on it as opposed to a coach bus and it goes to:
Visit the Oxfordshire village used as Downton village and see the home of Matthew Crawley and where the church, village fair and hospital scenes were made
Watch episodes of Downton Abbey as you travel between locations
Wander around the ‘Above Stairs’ rooms of the property used as Downton Abbey including the drawing room, main hall and library where many of the dramatic scenes involving the Crawley family were filmed
Food for lunch can be purchased at Highclere Castle or you can bring your own lunch and enjoy it in the beautiful grounds. You’ll be able to explore independently the ‘Above Stairs’ area on the ground and first floors inside Downton Abbey with the aid of our self-guided information sheet. Areas of the castle you will be able to see include the entrance, library, music room, drawing room, morning room, staircase, saloon, dining room and the servant’s staircase.
The 80 Pound tour goes to:
Enjoy a full guided tour of Downton village and see the home of Lady Isobel Crawley and much more
Watch episodes of Downton Abbey on the coach as you travel between locations
See where memorable scenes from Downton Abbey were filmed inside the house
And three hours to enjoy Highclere with the 80 pound tour.
Your tour of the property with the aid of our self-guided information sheet will give you the opportunity to see where memorable scenes were filmed including the Library, Drawing Room, Saloon, Dining Room and the first floor bedrooms. Do note that the ‘below stairs’ scenes were filmed on a set at Ealing Studios. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or purchase food at Highclere Castle.
Thank you for your input! I really appreciate it.