Christmas Time at Downton & Bath Christmas Market

Enjoy a truly unique opportunity to visit Highclere Castle, filming location of the much-loved Downton Abbey TV series and feature film, which opens its doors exclusively for our customers on Monday 9th December. Home to the Carnarvon family since 1679, the current castle is one of England’s most beautiful Victorian castles and at this time of year will be seasonally festooned with garlands on the staircase and a 22ft tree in the Salon. Walk in the footsteps of your favourite characters and explore what it is like behind the scenes of the ‘real Downton Abbey’ at this magical time of year. We also visit the award-winning Bath Christmas Market. Set against stunning backdrops such as Bath Abbey, the market is the perfect way to take in the seasonal atmosphere.


Travel Options


2 Days from just £pp

Holiday Highlights

  • Return coach travel
  • Overnight stay at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel with breakfast
  • Exclusive visit to Highclere Castle
  • Visit to Bath Christmas Market

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Departure Date Pickup Points Hotel from Price Single Supplement  
08/12/2019 £169.00 £N/A Please Call
Selected Hotel

We’ll stay at a well-appointed 3 or 4-star hotel conveniently located for our break. The comfortable rooms are en suite and other facilities include a bar and restaurant.

Single Supplements Apply

Visit Highclere Castle and Bath Christmas Market

Day 1:
From a morning pickup in your local area we travel by coach to the picturesque city of Bath and its Christmas Market. Packed with high quality Christmas gifts, homewares, food and drink, jewellery and more, this market focuses on supporting local traders. Take the chance to start your Christmas shopping or simply enjoy the atmosphere and the variety of offerings including finding a bite to eat for dinner. We then continue to our hotel for our overnight stay.

Day 2:
After breakfast, we check out and head to the world-famous Highclere Castle, residence of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and filming location for the much-loved Downton Abbey television series and brand-new 2019 film. Many of the rooms and vistas will be familiar to viewers of the series – both the Drawing Room and Dining Room forming the backdrop to the dryly withering put-downs delivered by Maggie Smith, as the Dowager Countess to some poor unfortunate relation. The Egyptian Exhibition in the cellars of the castle explores the achievements of the 5th Earl of Carnarvon who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 while outside are distinctive gardens and spectacular parkland designed by ‘Capability’ Brown. The castle also has a gift shop and tea room. We depart for home in the afternoon.