DOWNTON ABBEY COUNTRY & THE PORT MEADOW CRUISE
This new tour starts at a farm where time stands still, includes a guided tour of Downton Abbey Country in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds (we don’t see Highclere Castle -
The day begins at 10.30am at Cogges Manor Farm at Witney, where the blankets came from. You can buy morning refreshments to suit you before enjoying a guided tour of this compact 13th century farm and manor house, which served as Downton’s Yew Tree Farm where Lady Edith’s secret daughter is raised. There’s an entertaining short film to watch all about the filming here – including scenes from the final series.
Next we are off for a tour of the beautiful Oxfordshire Cotswolds that lie between the Rivers’ Windrush and Thames. From an old Roman road you’ll see golden Shilton nestling in its own verdant valley -
The mediaeval small market town of Bampton is Downton -
For lunch choose free time in the heart of the charming and bustling market town of Witney or include a one course carvery lunch with coffee or tea for just £10.00 per person. This needs to be for the whole group because the attractive pub is on the outskirts of Witney.
After lunch we drive to ancient Godstow Abbey where Fair Rosamund the much loved mistress of Henry II was laid to rest. Here we begin our one hour cruise into the heart of Oxford -
We arrive at Folly Bridge at 4.00pm – you can opt to head straight off or stop to buy tea and drinks at the big jolly Fullers pub by the bridge and make tracks at 4.45pm.
Adults & Seniors: £32
Prices valid 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019
Available Tuesdays to Fridays in
April, May, June & September 2018/2019
Max 44 people on this cruise
Add a one course carvery lunch with
hot drink for £12 per person.