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"Private Tour: 'Downton Abbey' Experience by Black Cab Including Downton Village
"Private Tour: 'Downton Abbey' Experience by Black Cab Including Downton Village London Filming Locations or Highclere Castle""Start your day with a pickup from your London hotel and travel west out of the city by traditional London black cab. Your private guide for the day is your driver so chat away as you travel and hear fun facts about the hit Downton Abbey TV series.After roughly an hour on the road arrive in rural Oxfordshire. What happens next depends on the option you have booked. Read on for the sample itineraries. Lunch and entrance fees are at your own expense and all tours finish with a hotel drop-off.Downton Village Tour:Start with a tour of Bampton
From GBP129.00
 
Stately Homes and Gardens of England Black Taxi Tour from London
"Start your day being collected from your central London hotel in your own private iconic London taxi. Leaving London head out to the first major stop- Bowood House.Bowood House sits within 100 acres of beautifully landscaped ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland a than at Bowood? Deemed to be one of the finest examples in the country with a flowing mix of plantations and sweeping lawns leading down to a winding mile-long lake. The Bowood landscape has an exceptionally interesting history which will be revealed in which will be displayed in The Orangery of Bowood House. You will explore not only the house but the gardens. See the gardens ablaze with colour from abundant rhododendrons azaleas and marigolds a spectacle not to be missed. Wander the house and view the rooms and wonderful historical memorabilia . The house is a mix of Georgian Architecture and historical treasures such as Queen Victoria's wedding chair and Napoleon's death mask plus a host of other fascinating historical features. Leaving Bowood behind you can now choose your second half of the day. Choose from a visit to one of the following: Blenheim Pal Greys Court
From GBP699.00
 
Private Day Tour of the Cotswolds: Pub Tales
"As soon as you step off the train at Moreton-in-Marsh you'll be transported to another place and time. This unique tour focuses on the contribution of pubs and inns over centuries to the rise of the Cotswolds but that doesnt mean you'll miss any of the traditional sights or hidden gems - quite the opposite in fact!You'll witness stunning scenery amazing architecture and have a chance to explore towns and villages for yourself. Your personal guide will show you points of interest and impart local knowledge - some is fascinating historical fact some is questionable myth...!The pubs you'll visit during the course of the day include a coaching inn that was Tolkien's inspiration for an iconic Inn from the Lord of the Rings another that claims to be oldest hotel in England and yet another that was the scene of a legendary punch up between two rival wool merchants. All pubs are in picturesque towns set among stunning landscapes and offer high quality locally brewed a seasonal produce. You will get to appreciate the countryside the architecture and the people while making frequent stops at traditional pubs for breaks
From GBP380.00

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Medieval wall-paintings

Inside the church of St Mary the Virgin (which is open during the day) there are some lovely wall-paintings. Amazingly, these date from around 1230; in Medieval times all churches were beautifully...
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Roman remains...........

The walls of the Roman town are obvious, but if you look closely at the church (especially on the south side) you can see lots of Roman brick and tile which was used to build it. There's a Roman...
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Top Things to Do in Silchester

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Calleva Atrebatum - Roman Town & Walls

I am not sure how truthful the title of this tip is, but I did read that the Roman town walls at Silchester are the best preserved example in England. They are certainly impressive, although the town...
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Church of St. Mary the Virgin

Actually within the old Roman Town walls of Calleva Atrebatum (modern day Silchester) lies the wonderful old Church of St. Mary the Virgin. The first thing that surprised (and delighted) me wa that,...
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Roman Amphitheatre

...............was built around 50 AD, not long after the Roman town was built. The ground level was lowered, and the earth removed was used to form the seating bank. It is remarkably large, there is...
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Calleva Arms - Pub

If you're a bit tired and thirsty after a day tramping round the ruins of the Roman town, and feel in need of some refreshment, you oculd do a lot worse than pop into the Calleva Arms, a wonderful...
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leics

"Calleva Atrebatum................."
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KennetRose

"Calleva of the Atrebates - a Roman metropolis"
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planxty

"Hard to believe it was so important."
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