The award-winning ITV drama series may have finished but that doesn’t mean you still can’t imagine you are one of the characters.
And what better way to do that then to take a trip to Bampton (where the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey was set) and surrounding villages.
Here’s our hit list of top filming locations to visit to get your Downton fix:
Something look familiar? This picturesque village on the outskirts of Oxford is supposed to be somewhere based between Ripon and Thirsk in Yorkshire.
Die-hard fans will recognise St Mary’s Church, renamed as St Michael and All Angels in the show, as one of the key locations for many big scenes.
Churchgate House, the old Bampton rectory, was used for the outside shots of character Isobel Crawley’s house.
The Old Grammar School building, which is now home to Bampton Community Archive, was repurposed as ‘Downton Hospital’. Check out the Archive for a range of Downton memorabilia including cards, mugs, pictures and a town map.
Church View was home to two fictional pubs in the drama series – the Grantham Arms and the Dog & Duck.
This village just two miles east of Burford was home to some controversial scenes in Downton, including the Swann Inn, an old Cotswold pub where Lady Sybil and Branson stayed while they planned their elopement in series 2.
This heritage site in Witney, West Oxfordshire, has a 13th century manor house and traditional farm buildings which were transformed into Downton’s Yew Tree Farm for scenes in series 4 and 5. Cogges Farm has captured the prestigious event with a collection of photos taking during filming as well as other memorabilia.
The Old Forge, set beside Shill brook, was transformed into the Red Lion pub, where Mr Bates went to work after he left Downton Abbey in series 2. Across the brook is a pretty 18th century hump-back bridge which also featured in the show.
This blog post has been created and condensed from an original article featured on Oxfordshire Cotswolds.