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Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

Carson from Downton Abbey during filming in Bampton

Group Travel

The attractions

Set against a backdrop of outstanding natural beauty, the Oxfordshire Cotswolds offers a huge range of opportunities to the group travel organiser. As well as familiar household names and guaranteed crowd pleasers, like Blenheim Palace and Cotswold Wildlife Park, the area boasts a number of smaller, more intimate attractions offering something quite different. These range from historic houses like Chastleton, Kelmscott and Rousham to specialist museums such as the Oxford Bus Museum, to evocative sites like the ruins of Minster Lovell Hall and the pre-historic Rollright Stones and to specialist craft manufacturers like Aston Pottery and Cotswold Woollen Weavers, a compelling blend of traditional and contemporary.

If food and drink are more to your group's interest, then there is plenty of choice including visiting the local brewery - Wychwood Brewery in Witney, where you can have a tour and sample the local ales, or visit local wine merchants, the Oxford Wine Company, where wine tasting can be arranged on request.

A number of Downton Abbey film locations are located within the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, with several companies running Downton Abbey themed tours to the area. Guides can also be organised to accompany your own groups. 

The towns

Picturesque towns like BurfordChipping Norton, Witney and Woodstock, provide the perfect opportunity for exploration, for refreshment and for ‘retail therapy’. Not only does each town have its own surprises and delights to offer but, on a more practical note, each town also has a coach drop off point and free, designated coach parking!

Coach parking

All the main towns in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds have designated coach drop off points and FREE coach parking. The links listed below show coach parking and public toilets:

Help and advice

We will happily provide support and advice on all aspects of your group visit:

  • Tailored itineraries to best suit the interests of your group
  • Advice on group-friendly accommodation and eateries
  • Help with organising familiarisation visits
  • Supplying multiple copies of maps and guides

For more information, please contact us.


Kelmscott Manor

Kelmscott Manor

The summer home of William Morris, Kelmscott Manor is a Grade I listed farmhouse, built around 1600 adjacent to the River Thames. William Morris...

Kelmscott Manor

Kelmscott Manor

The summer home of William Morris, Kelmscott Manor is a Grade I listed farmhouse,...

Crocodiles of the World Witney

Crocodiles of the World

Crocodiles of the World is the UK's first and only crocodile zoo, and is home to...

Wychwood Brewery

Wychwood Brewery Tours

Guided tours of the brewery . The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and takes you...

Bill Spectre's Burford Ghost Trail

Burford Ghost Trail

An historically informative yet hugely entertaining way to soak up the atmosphere of...


Angel, Witney


Witney pub - close to Church Green and St Mary's Church.

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