Downton Abbey & Oxford
Step into the ‘real Downton Abbey’, a must-see experience for fans of the acclaimed drama. The 5,000-acre estate will welcome you to Highclere Castle, one of England’s finest occupied Victorian castles and the popular filming location. Walk in the footsteps of the Crawley family, explore the fascinating Egyptian exhibition, and see the vast and beautiful grounds. A visit to Oxford gives you time to explore and enjoy the timeless city.
Day 1 Departure: 0830-0930 hrs. Travel to Oxford, where we give free time for lunch. The desirable university city is known as the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’. Be tempted by the world-famous high street and clusters of one-off boutiques as you shop amid the elegant architecture. Hotel check-in. Evening dinner included.
Day 2 Visit Highclere Castle at 1130 hrs, home to the Carnarvon family since 1679. Built on an ancient site, the original house was recorded in the Doomsday Book. It has a fascinating connection with ancient Egpyt, with a themed exhibition showcased in the cellar which commemorates the 5th Earl’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. You can experience the same magnificent rooms as Downton Abbey’s favourite on-screen characters, with its grand architecture, art and opulent furnishings. Arrive home: teatime.
• Return coach travel
• 1 night accommodation
• Served traditional English or continental self-service buffet style breakfast
• Served 3 course (3 choices) dinner plus after dinner tea/coffee
• Admission to Highclere Castle
• Hotel porter service
Norton Park Hotel, Sutton Scotney, near Winchester
Located in the village of Sutton Scotney, approximately 7 miles from the city of Winchester. The Norton Park is a splendid four star hotel with character and charm set in 54 acres of countryside. Originally a manor house dating back to the 16th century, the hotel has been skilfully restored to provide first class accommodation with every modern amenity required for a relaxing time.
Bedrooms: En-suite with shower only or shower over bath, TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board.
Facilities: Bar and lounge. Swimming pool, steam room and sauna. Night porter.
Mobility Information: Lift serves all floors. 2 floors. Limited ground floor bedrooms, 6 accessible rooms, on request.
Supplements (subject to availability):
Single room supplement £25.00
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