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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in this large village/small town for Christmas week so visited this fine church. It has clearly benefited both in its visitor numbers and upkeep by being used as the church in Downton.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ivor M
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

This church is a beautiful place to visit if you're in the area. Bampton is wonderful part of the Cotswolds and is home to where some of the scenes from 'Downton Abbey' were filmed!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LYMP27
Reviewed 23 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 18 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ram9825
Reviewed 9 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank wgriff1
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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.
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Alexandra G
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No only in Feb....weather could be anything....this is England! Yes it's in the centre of the village near the church
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