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Blenheim Palace
& the Cotswolds

Full-Day Tours from London

2016-17 Rates Prices are in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

Duration: 10 Hours

Highlights:
  • See Blenheim Palace with an option to visit the
    Palace State Rooms and Gardens
  • Panoramic tour of the Enchanting Cotswolds
  • Visit the villages of Bibury, Burford and
    Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Option for lunch in one of the picturesque Cotswolds villages

The Cotswolds

 
         
 

Description

Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace is a masterpiece of English Baroque architecture and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The stunning State Rooms are brimming with priceless works of art and magnificent tapestries. The Palace is still inhabited today by the Duke of Marlborough. The Gardens are set in over 754 hectares of land with an exquisite water garden. Tour of the Blenheim Palace State Rooms where their own guide will bring the history of this fabulous palace to life.

The Cotswolds

This region of outstanding natural beauty is characterised by attractive small towns and thatched villages of yellow Cotswold stone made prosperous by the historic wool trade. We'll make a short stop in the village of Bibury, once described by William Morris as "the most beautiful village in England" and see Arlington Row, a row of weavers cottages built of local stone. Then on to Bourton-on-the-Water, the "Little Venice" of the Cotswolds. Its picturesque High Street is flanked by shaded greens, and the River Windrush, spanned by several arched stone bridges, runs alongside.

Downton Abbey Village

In the village of Bampton, we visit the street where many scenes from the "Downton Abbey" TV series were filmed. 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".

Disclaimer: This tour is an unlicensed and unauthorised tour of sites featured in the television series 'Downton Abbey' produced by Carnival Film and Television and NBCUniversal International Limited. Evan Evans Tours Limited and this tour does not have any association with, connection to, sponsorship by or endorsement of, the television series 'Downton Abbey', Carnival Film and Television or NBCUniversal International Limited. 

 

Prices and Dates

Prices are in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds T19 (Classic)
Prices From
Adult
Duration: 10 Hours 147

Departs Wed, Fri-Sun: 1 May - 30 Sep 2016,
Tour commences:
Victoria Coach Station
Tour concludes:
Victoria Train Station
Prices per person in Australian Dollars.
2017 Dates: 1 May - 30 Sep 2017 - Prices on application