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Winchester, Downton & Jane Austen's Hampshire

Winchester, Downton & Jane Austen's Hampshire

Follow in the footsteps of the Crawley family and servants with a visit to Highclere Castle, the location used on screen.

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Upstairs, downstairs and all over the country, the TV drama and motion picture, Downton Abbey has attracted millions of viewers. Follow in the footsteps of the Crawley family and servants with a visit to Highclere Castle, the location used on screen. Also discover the last home of Jane Austen and the iconic City of Winchester.


At a glance:

  • Highclere Castle

  • Jane Austen’s House in Chawton

  • Henley-on-Thames River Cruise

  • Winchester

  • Home pick up


This tour includes Sapphire Star travel.

Day 1

Following collection from home, travel to Berkshire and the Hilton Bracknell Hotel for the four night stay including dinner, bed and breakfast.


Day 2

Start the day with a visit to historic Winchester where Jane Austen died in 1817 and is buried. Travel to visit Jane Austen's house at Chawton, near Alton where she lived in a charming red brick 17th Century house, now a museum housing an extensive collection of her works and memorabilia.

B, D

Day 3

Drive east to the picturesque riverside town of Henley-on-Thames, home of the famous Rowing regatta. After obtaining lunch, enjoy a cruise following the regatta course with on board commentary.

B, D

Day 4

Highclere Castle is today's destination, a country house in 'High Elizabethan' style and the estate covers 6000 acres. It is the country seat of the Herbert family; the Earls of Carnarvon and the parklands were designed by Capability Brown. Explore the castle, gardens and grounds to see how life was around 100 years ago, as portrayed by 'Downton Abbey'.

B, D

Day 5

Travel back to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Hilton Hotel, Bracknell

Located in the heart of Berkshire, the contemporary Hilton Bracknell is an ideal base to explore the surrounding area.


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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