Highclere – Home of Downton Abbey - 5 Days

Highclere Castle

Experience the drama and grandeur of Highclere Castle – the home of Downton Abbey. Impressive, elegant and decadent, Highclere is set amid 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland and is well-known as the filming location of the popular TV drama Downton Abbey. Now heading to the big screen as a feature-length film, here you can explore the opulent State Rooms in which the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their loyal servants unfold to millions of enthralled viewers.

Travel aboard stylish, modern coaches with plenty of space to relax, unwind and enjoy your holiday from the very start. Our brand new coaches have an abundance of modern facilities. Onboard you’ll find our new Wi-Fi and entertainment system, toilets, hot drinks facilities, greater legroom than many short-haul airlines and much more. Along the way our friendly drivers will keep you informed and entertained with interesting tidbits of information about places we pass while making sure you arrive at your destination safe and sound.

Day 1
Monday:

Leaving London this morning you’ll travel to Bournemouth by luxury coach. All of our coaches feature onboard Wi-Fi, our Roadshow entertainment system and more spacious legroom than many short-haul airlines. After check-in and time to settle into your room, come down to the hotel’s restaurant for a delicious three-course meal. (Dinner)

Day 2
Tuesday to Thursday:

You’ll spend the next 3 days in and around Bournemouth. You’ll explore on 2 excursions and enjoy time at leisure to discover the town itself. Included excursions include trips to Highclere Castle and Isle of Purbeck. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3
Friday:

It’s our last day! After enjoying a delicious breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant we’ll travel home. Why not start planning your next Shearings break or order a brochure through the Roadshow entertainment system? (Breakfast)

Included Excursions

  • Full Day Highclere Castle - Excursion to Highclere Castle, the home of the Carnarvon family and one of England’s most impressive, inhabited castles. A huge hit on the small screen, and now heading to the big screen, the castle is also well known as the beautiful setting of hugely popular Downton Abbey. Explore the opulent State Rooms and stunning gardens where the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants unfold to millions of enthralled viewers. Our visit also includes entry to the Egyptian Exhibition.
  • Half Day: Isle of Purbeck and Swanage - Today we make our way to the Isle of Purbeck, passing quaint Corfe Castle to reach seaside Swanage. Spend time discovering the town’s excellent attractions and picturesque coastline. Some of the highlights of the town include The Wellington Clock which overlooks the sea here.

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Trip Facts

  • 25 May, 03 Aug, 31 Aug 2020