We arrive in the picturesque town of Burford for a two-course carvery lunch with a hot drink.
After lunch with our Blue Badge guide we savour the views across the Windrush Valley and then start our coach tour of the Downton Abbey villages finishing with a visit to Cogges Manor Farm. Cogges Manor Farm at Witney is so old that the first owner is pictured on the Bayeux Tapestry! The clocks stopped here more than a hundred years ago and in Downton this is Yew Tree Farm - where Lady Edith's secret child is raised. Explore the lovely old farmhouse kitchen that appears in the series and treat yourself to refreshments in the cafe before heading for home.
Please note that this is not Highclere Castle. It is the outdoor Downton locations in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.
There is a refreshment stop on the outward journey at Sutton Scotney Services.