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Church Place, Bampton OX18 2LY, England
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It was so awesome to see this gorgeous church in person after having seen it so many times on Downton Abbey. The church is a mix of styles as can be seen from the repair on the spire, but has been lovingly maintained by the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped here on a Ken Fowler Cotwold's Tour. My wife, especially enjoyed the church as she recognized it from the Downton Abbey TV series. We were able to tour the grounds and go inside where she recognized various settings from the TV series. The church...More

Thank ram9825
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As others have said, it's been pictured in the Downton Abbey series. But it's also a beautiful and serene location, making it worth a visit even if you never saw the series. Be careful driving here, as the roads are quite narrow, especially crossing the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I went to the church with the tour, I had only seen season one. I knew a wedding was there. When I got back home and saw the rest of the seasons, I was excited to know that I had been in that beautiful...More

Thank travelwhere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church was the focal point of my Downton Abbey 'pilgrimage'. Right next door to it is the house they used for Mrs Crawley's house, and next to that are the buildings that stood in for Downton's cottage hospital (in reality a small community library...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018

We visited St Mary's Church and Bampton as part of a tour and really enjoyed seeing how the village has tried to keep the church functional as well as preserving its historic aspects.

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 14 April 2018

The town is timeless. Downton Abbey has made it famous and it's not large enough to host a busload of people. Make sure to do a small group tour if you go, or just take a jaunt through the Cotswold's on your own and make...More

Thank Clayton V
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I recently visited on Easter Sunday, and despite it being early evening, I was very pleased that the church was open and indeed to hear the lovely church bells ringing. The location certainly brought back memories of Downton Abbey. I did not realise that there...More

Thank Victoria N
Reviewed 26 March 2018

This church served as the main church in the Downton Abbey series. We visited it during a guided tour of the Cotswolds (with Rabbies). Lovely place!

Thank Pupita8
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Fans of Downton Abbey regularly visit this church, but few of them peer beneath the surface. In the north transept is an unusual structure which may have been the tomb or reliquary of St. Beornwald, a locally famed medieval saint. There is also a monumental...More

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Alexandra G
11 June 2015|
Response from Latta | Reviewed this property |
We did go in. They were preparing for a flower show. Very nice folks in Bampton. The church was amazing. It is 900 years old.
Alexandra G
11 June 2015|
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Response from Barry S | Reviewed this property |
No only in Feb....weather could be anything....this is England! Yes it's in the centre of the village near the church