Elegance of Edwardian England: Through the Lens of Downton Abbey

At a glance:

Explore the remarkable locations used in the famous Downton Abbey series including Highclere Castle, Waddesdon Manor, Basildon Park and Bampton Village.

Be expertly guided through Edwardian High Society and juicy gossip about the American Heiresses who enriched old London Town.

Experience Afternoon Tea in the Palm Court at the Ritz, and a Luncheon at the iconic dining room at ‘Simpsons on the Strand’.

Enjoy a cruise on the River Thames and a decadent dining experience at the infamous Cliveden House.

Stay at a hand-picked selection of quintessentially English properties that ooze romance, Edwardian glamour and stately historic elegance.

An exceptional journey of a lifetime to experience Edwardian high society in England through the lens of Downton Abbey and its historic glamour of its filming locations.

Discover England through the lens of its Edwardian high society, taking time to get under the surface of England’s busy capital London, to find a world still untouched by modernity. Relish a lavish Afternoon Tea at the historic and spectacular Ritz with glittering chandeliers and elegant mirrors. Wonder at the long-standing tradition of the Changing of the Guards and the grandeur of Buckingham Palace. Enjoy a leisurely promenade through St James Park, the Mall, onto Marble Arch and Trafalgar Square to revel in the Silver-Service of Simpsons on the Strand.  Get glamourous to attend a show with elegant socialites at London’s West End theatre district, considered to represent one of the highest levels of theatre in the English-speaking world. 

Step back in time in the Cotswolds; rolling hills dotted with pretty chocolate box villages and honey hued market towns dating back to the Middle Ages. Be expertly guided to the iconic locations used in the Downton Series, from Haxby Hall, Grantham House and the Grantham Arms to Downton Abbey itself. Highclere Castle, or Downton Abbey, is still a magnificent English Estate, lived in today by Lord and Lady Carnarvon.  Soak up the elegance and grandeur, explore the magnificent aristocratic rooms and stroll the beautiful gardens designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown no less. Cruise down the River Thames in style just like Oscar Wilde or Dame Nellie Melba to the exquisite Cliveden House, the location of lavish parties in the 1920s for the glitterati, artists, politicians and world leaders. Enjoy an indulgent dining experience overlooking the famous gardens.

The best time to visit is late spring or early autumn, to make the most of the stunning formal gardens, wonderfully restored and cared for, that were enjoyed by the highest of society.

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