Your stay in the area will include accommodations at Ellenborough Park, a beyond fancy place situated on the original Cheltenham Racecourse estate which has now been restored to serve as a true destination hotel. Stays are available beginning on September 30 and October 1, as well as for the following week on October 7 and 8. As far as the Downton Abbey filming locations are concerned, it sounds like you’ll be able to check out spots like the saloon, state rooms, and bedrooms.
Just make sure you really love the show, as it’s going to cost you. You’re looking at £1,350 per person for a booking through the luxury accommodations folks at the Mantis Collection. Your trip will include an all day visit over to Highclere Castle, a visit to Ditchley Park, and an overnight stay at that Ellenborough Park place. If things are a little too pricey for you—don’t worry—it looks like things might be open this December for more affordable public tours.