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First stop after around 75 minutes is Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires, boasts one of the world's greatest - and oldest - universities, as well as some of the finest architecture in Europe.
The colleges themselves, which make up the university, are amongst the architectural highlights, their ivy-clad stone walls protecting beautiful chapels, halls and libraries.
Visitors follow a route through the castle though rooms with guides in each State room happy to share anecdotes and information.
You can then go up the Red Stairs to view some of the bedrooms and the gallery before walking down the oak staircase to the magnificent public main hall, the Saloon.
Combine a visit to Highclere Castle in the afternoon with a morning visit to Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires, boasting one of the world's greatest, and oldest universities as well as Bampton used for outdoor scenes from the TV series.
Visit the filming sites associated with Downton Abbey in the morning, and enjoy an afternoon in Highclere Castle, the Grantham family home in the series.
Confirmed opening dates 2018 Summer Opening – Sunday 8th July to Wednesday 5th September (open Sunday to Thursday every week).The Library is still used today as it was historically, as a meeting place for drinks and relaxation.As well as the castle, you will have time to explore the extensive grounds, designed by Lancelot “Capability” Brown who also designed the grounds of Blenheim Palace.Decorated in Gothic style with rich decoration and completed in the 1860s, this space is both physically and socially the heart of the house.The library or 'withdrawing room' has on display over 5,650 books, the earliest dating from the 16th century.